Sometimes I Forget

If you hadn’t noticed from my pictures my nose is pierced.  I don’t wear a dainty stud that is most commonly seen when a woman has a nasal piercing.  I wear was is called a captive ball ring.  The ring has enough tension in it to hold the ball in place (there are two slight indentations where the ring and the ball meet to make a more secure joint).


Captive Ball
And we’ve already talked about my tattoos.  Only one is visible most of the time.  On my right forearm there is a tattoo of a kokopelli chiseled into a stone tablet.  I’ve also been known to show the one on my leg.  It’s a capital letter “V” in a marble design similar to the History Channel “H”.  Add some colorful wings to this mix and you can find it on my right calf.  There are some very special ones on my back that are in a stalled stage of a back piece.

My Public Ink

The point of all of this sharing is that sometimes I forget that I have anything different about me.  I’m not one of the punks you find on Dr Phil talking about a traumatic childhood making me crave negative attention so I dress in a different way and wear bright pink dreadlocks.  I walk down a hall at work and have people stop me with, “did that hurt”?  I usually have to take a second to realize what they are talking about.  Apparently I see beauty in different places than most people.  I blame astrology.  See I’m a Pisces.  We’re known as the artsy fartsy, head in the clouds, emotionally driven sign.  Here’s a pretty good explanation from


The Astrological birth sign of Pisces (February 19 – March 20) is usually associated with being extremely creative, sensitive, and artistic, as well as a healthy fascination with the metaphysical and spiritual.

Pisces are the most intuitive and spiritually developed of the zodiac birth signs.

Aptly called “old souls”, Pisces thirst for spiritual knowledge and personal growth. They are the twelfth, and last, of the Zodiac signs, and as such, tend to have a more finely tuned intuition, sixth sense or extrasensory ability to perceive others feelings.

The duality of the Pisces personality is best described as a constant ebb and flow,back and forth, straddling the physical, material world and the ethereal, divine realm where Pisces vivid imagination, powerful intuition and creative daydreaming feel like home.

Pisces are creators.  Pisces are common as inventors, writers, musicians, painters, and dancers. Pisces make great friends and mates. Pisces are extremely loyal and caring. Pisces often possess uncanny intuitive or psychic abilities.

PISCES – February 19 – March 20

Pisces is the 12th sign of the Zodiac and is represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions. The two fish symbolize the internal struggle of the soul within a Pisces. Often, the fish are swimming away from each other in a circle representing life after death or reincarnation. Pisces is considered a feminine or negative sign. Feminine signs are considered more passive, receptive and sensitive than masculine/positive signs.

Pisces are sensitive, humane and often idealistic. People born under this sign react emotionally to everything making them compassionate and sensitive to those around them. Rather than taking an analytical approach to life, Pisces react to the feelings of others and as a result can be very influential when they choose to be. In the right situation a Pisces can be capable of incredible deeds. The positive nature of a Pisces and the fact that they are tuned into the feelings of others makes them socially popular.

Being able to read and react to situations makes Pisces one of the most adaptive signs in the Zodiac. They are very intuitive and as a result can be flexible and prosper in many different situations. The intuitive nature of Pisces also makes them a very creative and imaginative sign. Pisces are often artists, writers and dreamers. The strong intuition of a Pisces can also mean that they are very spiritual.


Here fishy fishy fishy

Yah, that’s me alright.  Just remember that not everyone that looks different is doing it for shock value.  Some of us crazies think it’s beautiful art.


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