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I did some research but only found a few people, who do gum tattoos – to my disadvantage – not in New York City, but like the UK. Desperate times call for desperate measures, so I contacted the people I know in the Big Apple. All of them were hesitant, except my friend Gabe, who also did my eyelids. I asked him if he was up for it, and he agreed. Although, I would be the first person he would ever tattoo their gums. Lucky me.
Joke aside, I trusted him. I clearly trusted him with my eyes. I was the first one then too.
DECISION DAY –
On February 14, 2018, was the day for me to get my gums tattooed. Was I nervous? HELL YEAH! Because I didn’t know what to expect. I thought the eyelids were bad, pain wise I mean. But boy was I wrong.
I could have turned away and said “Fuck it! I can’t do it.” And maybe I should have. But fuck it, I also don’t live by regrets.
READY? LET’S GO!
I can’t say I was ready, although I rinsed my mouth with Crest mouthwash and that for like a minute. I also put some numbing cream on my gums. That kind of numbing cream for when you have a toothache. I’d say it helped a tiny percent. But didn’t prepare me for what to come next.
ARTIST SEARCH – Advertisement @gabrieljamestattoo Photo by Linneah Anders and Stephanie Durante I did some research but only found a few people, who do gum tattoos – to my disadvantage – not in New York […]