26 Brentwood, CA
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My self-summary
Sup guys, I'm shelly! Contrary to what my details say, I am NOT available. I'm in a rad relationship with a rad dude, and just use this to meet rad people (like new tattoo clients?). I've tried to change it on my profile, but I'm not sure why it insists on changing it back :/

right now, I'm just a tattoo artist, stoner, jedi, musician, atheist, buddhist, and anarcho socialist who is pro legalization of cannabis, pro choice, pro gay rights, pro ANY rights.
While I stand by my views as bold as they may be, I TOTALLY will respect everyones opinions and definitely don't mind if they differ from mine. Its all about existing together, you know? I'm not here to pass judgment, just here to spectate and learn whatever I can. Isn't that essentially what we're ALL doing with our lives?

I guess I'm just kinda your modern-day amateur yougster pseudo-philosopher. I really am a full fledged Jedi. seriously. I'm most definitely a people person, and super duper chill. Forever will i be the optimist. Just looking to kill time and make a buddy or two or four...teen...thousand. i just strive to keep up on the positive vibrations and reach a heightened level of awareness. So let's just be excellent to each other.

...And may the Force be with you :D
What I’m doing with my life
I went to college where I majored in music performance and production, and dropped out when I couldn't afford it anymore. Met up with my long-lost brother i hadn't seen or heard from in 16 years and he taught me the basics of tattooing (totally serious). I'm always striving to advance my tattoo artistry. In my spare time i still write, play, and (rarely) perform music and whatnot. I run a DIY non prof venue. I'm responsible for booking, stage managing, AND running sound. I'm also restoring my 1971 Chevy Nova with my dad. My Nova's name is Darlo, named after the star in the Dagobah system :)

Eventually, my ultimate goal is to own my own place in Santa Cruz county, succeed in the tattoo industry as my fulltime moneymaker bread-winnin' profession, and then later down the road own and run my own music venue, too. And blow glass maybe so i can make my own pieces. you know, bongs, pipes, and whatnot. holy tits that would be so awesome. And a pinball machine, id love to own a star wars pinball machine. Hell yeah.
I’m really good at
Music (I play a shit ton of instruments, compose, and sing), diffusing tense situations, art in general, tattoos, finding the silver lining, cooking and baking, playing devils advocate, quoting movies and books, making coffee, cleaning, meditating, provoking thought, video games, laughing, listening, being a jedi, making people feel good, smoking shit tons of weed.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes, my tattoos, the piercings in my ears, how often i laugh, my one dimple, I dunno!... You tell me!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Most importantly, MUSIC: ska, punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, reggae, dub, psychedelic, experimental, progressive, classic rock from the 60's and 70's, and some random exceptions thrown in. Some favorite bands are (but definitely not limited to):
Operation ivy, common rider, streetlight manifesto, aquabats, reel big fish, sublime, bob marley, toots and the maytals, the arrogant sons of bitches, bomb the music industry, mad caddies, suicide machines, leftover crack, choking victim, dead kennedys, minor threat, against me, black flag, gorilla biscuits, fugazi, nofx, the adolescents, bad religion, the offspring, the phenomenauts, mad sin, nekromantix, batmobile, rev horton heat, tiger army, red hot chili peppers, the mars volta, tool, buckethead, primus, godspeed you black emperor, ratatat, led zeppelin, queen, the beatles, the rolling stones, pink floyd, steve miller, lynyrd skynyrd, doobie brothers, creedence clearwater.

Books: fight club, a clockwork orange, the god delusion, the odyssey, 1984, brave new world, the jungle, lord of the flies, lord of the rings, any kind of biography if it interests me.

Movies: STAR WARS, fight club, a clockwork orange, SLC punk, indiana jones, the departed, pulp fiction, v for vendetta, inception, o brother where art thou?, lord of the rings, shawshank redemption, step brothers, pineapple express, any documentary about political, social, or religious matters.

TV: mythbusters, ghost adventures, yo gabba gabba (yeah, seriously), the marvelous misadventures of flapjack, adventure time, regular show, almost everything on adult swim, and any sort of educational stuff on channels like discovery, msnbc, history, science, and national geographic.

Food: sushi, authentic mexican, awesome italian, seafood, in n out (its just a california thing, I guess), and any kind of dessert or pastry or baking type thing.
The six things I could never do without
My family (including my dogs :) ), my ipod, my tattoo equipment (that all counts as one), my phone, my weed :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Dude... Life. Purpose. God (or lack thereof). The vastness of the universe. The insignificance of our existence compared to everything else surrounding us. Trying to comprehend the actual power of THE FORCE. Aliens. The theory of the multiverse and possible parallel universes. Time travel. Defining reality.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working the venue, watching a documentary, going to a show, sitting around a bonfire, getting baked with the buddies.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
While I'm a total atheist, I'm super intrigued by new age/traditional mysticism stuff like stones, shrines, ora's, chakras, voodoo, paranormal occurances, third eyes, bone reading, tarot.
You should message me if
You're looking to get a tattoo, you like star wars, you've got a mohawk or a pompadour, you're hella into ska or punk, you've got a badass band you want to show me.

Or, if you just wanna be buddies and laugh and get super baked and be super philosophical and be excellent to one another and get one step closer to reaching nirvana.

and be hella chill :)