Thursday, July 19, 2012


I am starting this blog as a way to chronicle my observations about my interactions with the public as both my "real" tattooed self and in a "disguise" for work.
I have been working at least 2 days a week in my disguise for a little over 2 months now. I wear Dermablend Tattoo Primer and Dermablend Leg & Body Cover on my face, a wig, a scarf on my neck, long sleeves with my work shirt, and gloves with the fingers cut off to cover my hands and knuckles. I also remove my 5/8" lip plug. I live and work in south Texas and did not have air conditioning in my car for the first month I was working (requiring over 100 miles of driving some days), which made covering up an interesting challenge.
My first tattoo ever was both the black bands around my forearms almost 6 years ago-- I went visible with my tattoo work from the start. I have had my neck tattooed for almost 5 years, and my face for 4. I was very interested to see what it would be like to experience the world as a non-tattooed person again. Not only not tattooed, but not in my normal punk-rock-ish alternative subcultural style. I went into this with no expectations, except to observe. I wondered if it would end up making any difference at all, although I suspected it would, even if it was subtle.
If you're curious, stay tuned for reports of some of the notable experiences I've had so far undercover in plain skin and clothes. 


  1. I'm curious to hear of your escapades, but even more curious to learn what you do about the labret. I had mine at 1/4" when I started my current job. I drooled like crazy without it so I had to let it shrink a bit. Do you use spirit gum?

    1. I don't use anything because I don't drool out of it much unless I try to eat or drink with the jewelry out. Otherwise, its ok for the most part.