100 Things To Do Before I Die – 71 to 80

71. Human body suspension.
72. Feed/hold a baby otter.
73. Swim in the Dead Sea.
74. Get Phil Collins’ face tattooed on me.
75. Camp in Death Valley.

76. Appear in a music video.
77. Go cliff diving in Jamaica.
78. Attend Rock in Rio music festival.
79. Skateboard/Snowboard in a half-pipe.
80. Visit Auschwitz.


100 Things To Do Before I Die – 61 to 70

When I began writing this list I never thought it would be so difficult to reach 100. What would you put on your list of 100 things to do before you die?

61. Crowd surf at a concert.
62. Hunt down a copy of “Picnic By The Lake” on vinyl.
63. Help build a house with Habitat for Humanity.
64. Go mountain biking in Hawaii.
65. Swim with Hammerhead sharks.

66. Drive the length of Route 66.
67. Host a child from Belarus (affected by Chernobyl) for the summer.
68. Successfully make a Croquembouche.
69. Complete the 1000 Steps under 5 minutes.
70. Go a whole week without talking.

100 Things To Do Before I Die – 41 to 60

41. Smash shit (dishes, guitar, tennis racket).
42. Learn how to wrestle.
43. Go white water rafting.
44. Front row at a WWE Pay-Per-View and get on the DVD.
45. Get fake married to a stranger in Las Vegas.

46. Get my ears stretched.
47. Interview a TNA or WWE wrestler.
48. Go zip lining in Jamaica.
49. Get a scarification piece.
50. Learn how to play the drum solo from “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins.

51. Go paragliding.
52. Live on a Desert Island for a week.
53. Walk across a country.
54. Chase a Tornado.
55. Meet another ‘Stacie Mayer’

56. Throw a dart at a map and visit the country it lands on.
57. Catch a home run ball at a MLB game.
58. Pose nude.
59. Get shot.
60. Be a team mascot for a day.

100 Things To Do Before I Die – 21 to 40

21. Hike Runyon Canyon.
22. Learn Spanish.
23. Get a traditional Japanese tattoo (Tebori).
24. Learn how to play guitar.
25. Go on the water slides at  the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.

26. Live in Chicago for a year (or longer).
27. Learn how to sew.
28. Bike ride through Vietnam.
29. Go to Carnivale in Brazil.
30. Attend a WrestleMania weekend.

31. Participate in a protest rally.
32. Volunteer for the RSPCA.
33. Watch all 11 seasons of Married With Children in one sitting.
34. Take a body piercing course.
35. Create and sell my own line of t-shirts.

36. Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
37. Extreme sports/activities in New Zealand.
38. Swim with dolphins.
39. Learn how to cook traditional Mexican food.
40. Feed the big cats in Tampa.

100 Things To Do Before I Die – 1 to 20

Inspired by the book 100 Things by Sebastian Terry, I have begun writing the list of 100 things that I want to accomplish before I die.

1. Go bungee jumping.
2. Get published in Inked Magazine.
3. Go indoor skydiving.
4. Complete a Tough Mudder event.
5. Get tattooed by Grant Cobb and/0r Dan Smith.

6. Jump off Macau Tower.
7. Go on an African safari.
8. Dye my hair green.
9. Learn how to snowboard.
10. Visit Alaska.

11. Save an animal’s life.
12. Complete the Eureka Climb.
13. Raise $1000 for charity.
14. See polar bears in Antarctica.
15. Travel by dog sled.

16. Bench press 100kg.
17. Walk every single street/avenue of Manhattan.
18. Get a photograph published in a magazine.
19. Take a watercolour class.
20. Sleep overnight in an igloo.

Inked Girls Issue 4

Inked Australia’s Inked Girls Issue 4 hit shelves today, with not one but two covers.

Inked Girls continues to go from strength to strength. The magazine features gorgeous tattooed women from Australia and worldwide, and appeals to men and women alike. There is something about tattooed women that sets them apart from those without ink.

History has forever been enamored with the female form. It’s considered a work of art on its own. Add tattoos to that and you’ve got an unbeatable combination.

These women are more than just pretty faces. They are travelled, cultured, and some, nerds at heart. Art lovers who carry their favourite pieces on their bodies.

I admire these girls because they have no qualms being themselves and adorned in inked. They do not cave into societal pressure to be what others consider a woman should be.  Here are women who wear their heart on their (tattooed) sleeve. They are the reason why heavily tattooed women are being seen in a new light.

Educated, driven, accomplished, and classy are characteristics which describe all the Inked Girls. They are breaking the stereotype, or perhaps redefining the old one, of women with tattoos. It is possible to be both inked and sexy.

Pick up your copy of Inked Australia/NZ – Inked Girls 4 at most newsagents.

Tattoo by Arn Lyons

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being tattooed by Arn Lyons, one of the newest additions to the team at The Piercing Urge.

I was originally going to have some doves tattooed on the back of my neck, and then an all-seeing eye with vines and flowers on the back of my calf. Instead Arn combined the two ideas into the one piece, with an all-seeing eye surrounded by several dove silhouettes.

The tiny dove in the centre of the eye is the perfect touch.

Next up is a piece for my thigh opposite of my Craigy Lee tattoo. It will be a candle-lit lantern surrounded by flowers and leaves, with a banner running through it with the lyrics “Take the light and darken everything around me” from the Seether song Rise Above This.