My name is Steve Sims. I tattoo for a living but don't usually post my work here. @stevesims_tattooer on instagram or uglysteve.com

I'm a dork.
Just did this little diddy. #tattoos #topnotchtattoos

Just did this little diddy. #tattoos #topnotchtattoos

Healed Teddy Roosevelt on @werestillpioneers #tattoos #topnotchtattoos

Healed Teddy Roosevelt on @werestillpioneers #tattoos #topnotchtattoos

Marijuana saved my life.

I’ve never been into drugs. I smoked weed a few times in high school but never made a habit out of it.

I’ve always had a problem with social anxiety and being shy around people and whatever. And I dealt with it for most of my life just fine without any help from any sort of drug. But a few years ago this anxiety disorder built up to the point where I became agoraphobic. Afraid to leave my house. I could not sleep. When I would sleep it would only be for 2-3 hours. Upon waking up I would be terrified that something bad would happen to me. Heart racing. Sweating. Feeling like I’m going to pass out. For no reason. I would get chest pains, numbness in one or both arms, I thought I was having heart attacks.

"If I get out of bed today, I will die."

Every day. For 3 years.

I thought I had a heart problem. I went to doctor after doctor. They’d say “you’re fine. A person your age doesn’t have heart problems. Take Xanax. Take Zoloft. Take this. Take that”

Nothing worked.

I would get up every morning thinking I was going to die.

I remember having to quit halfway through a lot of tattoos. Sometimes halfway through an outline. Which is impossible to jump back into weeks later. Just to calm myself down enough. The physical and emotional pain was unbearable. I would get dizzy, I would check my pulse every few minutes just to see if it slowed down at all. I was afraid to go outside. Afraid to walk around anywhere. Afraid to leave my bed. Afraid of living life.

I tried prescription drugs. Herbal teas and weird hippie remedies you buy at vitamin stores or whatever. I looked online for any and every weird remedy I could find. Nothing worked.

Eventually my friends and coworkers caught on and suggested I try smoking a little weed and see what happens. I was so opposed to it at first, but one day I decided to say fuck it and give it a shot. And I can honestly say I have not had one anxiety attack in 2 years thanks to smoking weed. I’ve never once woken up thinking any negative thoughts about impending doom. Never been scared to go anywhere or do anything.

It was almost an immediate change. It’s insane.

I don’t smoke every day. Whenever I start to get panicky I’ll smoke a bit before I go to bed and I sleep great and wake up feeling amazing.

I wish I had found it sooner. Fucking best thing that’s ever happened to me.

Titanfall

New maps came out today.

Haven’t played in a minute.

I started playing, started drinking. Now I’m pretty lit up on barley soda. Still in the top 3 every match.

There’s something wrong when the drunk guy is winning a game that requires quick thinking and fuckin….pinpoint accuracy.

Y’all suck. Noobz.

goldentank:

forbiddensorcery:

Best mug ever.
and thats coffee in it. black coffee.
thanks sin eater

DAMELA

Finally stole this mug back from my old house.

No idea why people are reblogging it right now. 

The devil is calling…..

goldentank:

forbiddensorcery:

Best mug ever.

and thats coffee in it. black coffee.

thanks sin eater

DAMELA

Finally stole this mug back from my old house.

No idea why people are reblogging it right now. The devil is calling…..
More unknown roadster.

More unknown roadster.

This is my favorite car ever. The unknown roadster. Pretty cool story behind it. Pretty unique style. I think it’s going to be an auction soon. I wish I could afford it.

This is my favorite car ever.

The unknown roadster. Pretty cool story behind it. Pretty unique style.

I think it’s going to be an auction soon. I wish I could afford it.

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nemfrog:

The phases of the Earth observed from the Moon. Plate XXII. “New” Earth. 1872.

nemfrog:

The phases of the Earth observed from the Moon. Plate XXII. “New” Earth. 1872.


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My dad had a 70 Cadillac with a two kats tats bumper sticker on it for forever.

My dad had a 70 Cadillac with a two kats tats bumper sticker on it for forever.

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The Great American Goodbye, by Arkham

arkhamchicago:

Well, it would appear it is about that time. New record. Available for free. If you enjoy it, let us know, show a friend. 

All our love

Arkham

Free art.

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promiscuous-petal:

enough about sex positions has anyone discovered a reading position which doesn’t get uncomfortable after 5 minutes

On the toilet.

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Cruisin with @bryanvonholst #hamb #barebonescc #bbffbb #driveyourshit

Summertime fun! #hamb #barebonescc #driveyourshit

My good friend Cleen Rock One will be on ink master this season. 

I’ve never been excited to watch ink master before. 

But I’m gonna watch every episode and you should too. Because that dude is loud and crazy and perfect for tv.

My good friend Cleen Rock One will be on ink master this season.

I’ve never been excited to watch ink master before.

But I’m gonna watch every episode and you should too. Because that dude is loud and crazy and perfect for tv.