Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tattoos....I Have A Few...Okay Five

I love tattoos. I may not look like a regular tattoo junkie, but I am. Kind of! I don't want a full back or a sleeve, but I do love getting a tattoo.

My first one was planned for years. My sister and I both said we were getting one, and then life rolls on and we hadn't done it. It was getting embarrassing! We were not all talk, we really wanted to get a tattoo!

About two years ago, we did it. She called and made the appointments, and we went in. Two blue eyed girls who giggled and joked and had never gotten tattoos before, and the artist could tell! I went first and had a botanical drawing of a buttercup done in black ink and shades of gray on my left ankle. I loved it! It wasn't too bad pain wise and as soon as I was done, I was ready and wanting another tattoo!My sister got a big bee on her lower back, and she said it was very painful! I mentally blew a raspberry and thought she was a whiner, it wasn't that bad really. Then we are done, and everyone who sees her tattoo says a lower back one is terribly painful. Okay, I'm in. I'm doing something there. I have to! Anything she can do, I can do also!! I don't know what, but since I'm not getting another tattoo right away, I can think about it. My sister says no way. She's done!

Fast forward to now, and I really want a tattoo. I want two actually, and if I'm paying a base price for the whole hour, I might as well get them both done! On the back of my right shoulder I want a line from a book I read to my kids a million times when they were little, along with their initials and a crescent moon. On my left shoulder, I want my initials with my husbands with a neat little flower swirly design. Once again, my sister makes my appointment! We leave our kids with her husband and go to the same place. This time I have the visiting artist and he is so cool! He likes my tattoos, he keeps the crescent moon I drew, and he all around makes us laugh. We had a great time! It was painful, but still, I got up from having them done and was ready for more!

My wonderful sister calls down to the shop and asks how long our tattoo guy will be there. Only a few more days! Yikes! I instantly decide I want him to do my lower back one, and as I'm dreaming (literally dreaming every night) of tattoos, I know what I want as a second one. He works us in and I go first with my lower back one.

Okay, I'll admit it. My sister was not being a baby! That sucker hurt like I couldn't believe! It was about 45 minutes of pretty painful stuff, but when he was done, it's awesome. My thistle is a work of art! But, this was the first time I finished a tattoo and did not immediately want another one, and that was just too darn bad, since my right ankle was up for the last tattoo!
I knew my ankle would be easy, it was just my maiden name, in honor our dad, and I wanted it, but I was so glad when it was done in three minutes and then I could sit back and relax. I did it! In ten days I had gone from one tattoo, to three tattoos, to a lovely and wonderful five. I might be done.

1 comment:

  1. Love the tattoos! I told you the one on your back hurts something fierce! I am officially done, I love the one on my ankle, still forget about the ones on my back, but I'm out!