… Allen makes this face.
Wondering what could possibly be happening that would cause so much pain? Keep on reading to find out.
Well, I got a message a couple of days ago from Allen telling me about what he recently went through. Here’s what he had to say.
A month ago, while at a show, I tripped and fell into the stage. As I fell forward I put my hand out to catch myself. I’m not sure what it was, but something on one of the stage monitors was sticking up that went right between my nail and my finger. When I pulled my hand back I realized that that nail was completely loose from the nail bed. Yes it hurt a lot. Well, as the night progressed I kept messing with it and eventually I decided to pull the nail off. This was a mistake because the exposed nail bed was WAY more painful. It felt like one giant exposed nerve. (I do not recommend doing that) It took over a month to finally get all the scabs to peel off. Also, I had to file it down a bit too because it never really healed like smooth skin. There was still a hard callused area on top. As for the tattooing. Yes, it hurt bad. The pain is hard to compare, but it felt like he was drilling into the bone.
Of all the things I’ve seen in the BME galleries. The first picture below is the one that probably makes me feel the most uncomfortable just looking at it. If you can get past the first one, you’ll see how the healing process went, a good look at the tattoo while it was being done, and the finished product.
The man responsible for the tattoo is Mike Tidwell.
With all the work Allen has done for the world of suspension, it’s only fitting that when his nail grows back in, he’ll always have a hook inside him.