1st July 2, 2006.
I am John Bevan; I live in South Wales, U.K. I am 62yrs, 5ft 9ins, and; sorry girls; gay and in a stable relationship.Having got the basics out of the way let me give you a very brief outline of my tattoo.
It was 6 yrs in the planning, started in June 2000 the genital area being finished February 2002, and the complete ‘shorts’ finished 2003. It was my FIRST tattoo, and the tattoo acquired the name of ‘PUFF the MAGIC DRAGON’’ I have read with interest the feedback on various sites that have ‘acquired’ a picture of my tattoo, and in reply to many questions read on:
It is a real tattoo, and pain was negligible as I used a skin anesthetic, AMETROPE. The genital and pubic area took 50 hours of work whilst the rest of the shorts took another 35 hours. It has not been ‘re-touched’ at all, and the colors get brighter when erect. I think this is due to the extra blood supply during erections. It was very difficult to tattoo due to the ‘mobile’ nature of the skin and its very variable nature/texture. (go on have a look!). The scrotum skin was stretched out over a wooden spoon. The head is totally covered, it DOES have eyes nose and mouth. The apadravia piercing is a 5mm by 34mm long bar.
I was not erect while it was being done, we were both too busy getting the wriggly little thing in the right position to ink him. Erections while so called healing was taking place were never a problem, and did not inhibit self abuse! Or wanking!!
I have won several first prizes for this tattoo in Britain and France, and god knows how many ‘personal appearances’ at non tattoo places! I hope this clears up a few points, contact e-mail is below. I have pics before and after each tattooing session, a complete history of the dragon. john and Puff. email@example.com
People ask ‘why get a tattoo there’? I think it does to a certain extent reflect my character. I like to be different and do the best job possible. I am also a bit of an exhibitionist, although when I went for the first tattoo session I did think that I would have to keep it ‘under wraps’ and not be able to go naturist as I have been doing most of my life. Oh boy was I wrong! The dragon has acquired quite a reputation from all walks of life, and is looked upon as a work of art rather than a set of male genitalia.
It started life as a water transfer and felt tip pen drawing applied to the area and over time evolved; with Dave’s help; from a snake into the design you see today.
The name “Puff the Magic Dragon” came about from an early showing at a friend’s birthday party when I was asked to show off my tattoo. I was a little apprehensive but after the gasps had died down, a young lady exclaimed “Puff the Magic Dragon” and the name has stuck.
The artist, Dave Fleet, said that in his experience colours and particularly detail could run together and become blurred in this area; the cock and balls. So, undaunted we ‘tested’ a two inch section of the shaft and a one inch circle on the head. I am circumcised by the way, had it done 26 yrs ago.
I went back to have the second sitting 2 months later to be inspected to see if the tattoo was stable color wise etc. and I do remember the artist being surprised and delighted that it was exactly as day one. YIPPEE! I will say at this point that we had contingency plans if the colors had bled or run. This was how convinced the artist was that the detail would ‘run’. Do remember this was my first tattoo so I had no personal experience of the healing or other troubles some people get.
We decided to leave the cock and do some work on the pubic area with the wings, and a test on the scrotum for the same reasons as the shaft.
The shaft was finished some 18 months after the first session, and the colors/details are the same! Take a. close look at the shaft. It has only ever had a slight ‘thickening’ of the skin, never any scabbing of any sort.
The whole tattoo is original and has never been re-worked or ‘touched up’ ( innuendos intended, but it is meant in the re-tattooing sense! )
I am convinced that the spectacular results are due to the artists abilities and his development of a new tattoo machine ‘THE EQUALIZER’ (patented). Why am I so convinced? The results show the artists skill, and on one occasion he had to use a traditional tattoo machine, more discomfort, slight scabbing and a lot longer to settle down. When I went back two weeks later for another session Dave had to go over some of the work done with the standard tattoo gun. This is when I found out about the new machine, he had kept me in the dark until then. Not that I had worried about what machine the artist was going to use when I booked with him. Subsequently I asked him to only use the ‘EQUALIZER’ on me. The difference is amazing.
The artist is DAVE FLEET of ABRACADABRA (http://www.abracadabratattoo.co.uk/index.php) in Blackwood, South Wales, and Britain. 01443 837410
He also markets the ‘Equalizer’.