Note: We received this email from Joseph in New Haven recently about how his life has changed over the last year since getting his TIM tattoo! If you are interested in becoming a Marked Man


Over the last 12 months, I have learned that the more I accept, the easier my life becomes.  I love sex and see nothing unnatural about men fucking: pleasure is fantastic!  I am HIV positive for over ten years with an undetectable viral load. When I watch a TIM video, I relate with much of what is being presented. I believe Treasure Island Media highlights some of the struggles I’ve gone through. I also really wanted my first tattoo.  At it’s base, it is just ink and my meaning for it probably differs from yours and that’s a fucking beautiful thing.

I have a mostly fearless and shameless view of myself and sex and embrace my dark side which becomes quite dark at times.  I am an animal and no matter how much certain elements of society try and make it seem otherwise. My life is a struggle and it is also beautiful as hell.  Nothing I do is “bad” or “good”.


About the tattoo, it really did not hurt.  I meditated through most of it and was able to obtain a lot of enjoyment from the process.  The artist is also very cool, very professional, and very talented.

Having the mark has been a real conversation starter and a good way for me to get to know a lot of new people.  Guys are often curious when they see it and will look then look again and again… I’ve really enjoyed this lol!!

Please enjoy the pictures!

As far as TIM stars are concerned, there are a handful I’d really enjoy crossing paths with. One I’d like to mention in particular: Austin Shadow. Top of my list and it continues from there… Ask me 🙂

Thanks for the forum and opportunity.

Joseph, New Haven

P.S. I want to be clear that I speak for myself and no other person or group.


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