I got a tattoo!
Anyone who is close to me will know how big of a deal this is. I don’t do pain and I am very indecisive!
Having a tattoo has been something I have thought about doing for years. During my school years I was constantly coming up with ideas and drawing them on myself. Back then I really liked the idea of a treble clef.
As the years went by, new ideas would pop into my head but I would never take the plunge and actually get one.
The fear of pain was a big factor for me. I hate pain and even the slightest poke on the arm can hurt and make me bruise.
One thing that always played on my mind when thinking about getting a tattoo was my mum. I know it shouldn’t bother me. It’s my body and I am an adult. Mum absolutely dispises tattoos. Her brother, nephew and niece have tattoos and even though she always makes comments about them she has accepted that it’s their choice.
So for the past few months I have been thinking more and more about getting a tattoo and then my boyfriend decided he was going to have another tattoo. See Johny’s tattoo here.
I went with Johny to have his sleeve started and as I watched, the desire to have one myself grew and grew. Anyway long story short is I decided on a design and booked an appointment with Timeless Tattoos. For me there was no going back, I had to do this.
The day of the appointment soon arrived and it turns out Johny was not well so couldn’t come with me to have it done.
I have anxiety as it is. The adrenaline was heightened knowing I had to do it alone.
After going through the whole day of being on edge I arrived at the tattoo shop. The tattooist, Dean made me feel relaxed and was chatting away to me as he was drawing out my design. The next minute I know I’m laying down and I’m about to feel the pain. The pain I’d been dreading.
Dean told me he was going to do one dot, just so I could feel the pain. He did five dots. I was actually okay. It didn’t take long until the tattoo was finished. It was painful and at some points I was trying so hard not to twitch but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.