Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Cartooning Injury

Yes indeed. You must be careful when drawing comics because if you aren't, your Rapidograph pen might somehow slip forcefully out of your hand, fly like Superman and impale you in the eyelid. And if that should happen, you will be left with a black ink spot on your eyelid that is unremoveable. My own little tattoo. And it's not a very pretty tattoo. 
 Okay, it doesn't look all that big in this picture, but it is about an 8th of an inch long and black. 

When I was 5 years old, my dad told me to get him a pen. Instead I got him a pencil. We got into a little argument. He said Pen! I said Pencil! and then I jabbed the pencil into my knee for emphasis. That mark is still there to this day. 

Now, I don't mind too much having a pencil lead mark in my knee, but I'm not very happy about having a black mark on my face. Any ideas on how to get rid of it? Do you think I'll have to visit a tatto place and have it removed that way? Or should I just live with it? I was thinking of getting a tattoo for my birthday, but this is not what I had in mind.



  1. Woah! That is the coolest accidental work related mishap Tattoo ever! Potentially the only one? Of course you should keep it! You should even try to find a group of people who have been similarly marred by a dedication for their art and craft. I bet flickr has a group for that.

  2. Yikes. You are dedicated to your art. If the ink didn't go too deep, if it's in the upper layers of your skin, it should just fade away in time.

  3. oh my that is too funny!!!

    my dad has had a blue dot on his head since he was a kid when in school someone stabbed him in the face with a pen.

    leave it! love it!! i think its great!!!!

  4. You've got to leave it. That's a tattoo to wear proudly.

    I have a tattoo too. When I was ten I sat on a pencil stuck in the couch. I have a little dot on my left cheek. Embarrassing really. Your story and tattoo are much cooler.

  5. i got a pencil lead in my leg i was in junior high and got in a argument over somthing and the guy next to me sab me in the leg i ovcouse stab him in the face but lol anyway