Tuesday, July 17, 2007

My First Tattoo

YES! I finally got my tattoo. After a week of pondering and a week of mishaps... i finally got it.

I woke up yesterday telling myself, it's now or never. I have already told a couple of my friends that I was going to get it, so I cant back out. They actually wanted to watch. So at about 12:30 in the afternoon. I headed to the tattoo parlor. Actually we ate lunch first, becuase I thought if I didnt eat, I would pass out.

We got to the parlor and they told me that I needed to wait. So for about an hour, I waited, scared and nervous. People have been telling me mixed messages about how it hurts and how it doesn't. I can take pain easily and I heal really fast, so I thought it wont be too bad. But nervousness wouldn't leave my mind. I know it's normal to be scared but this is far from anything I would do.

As I sat there, getting my left arm cleaned, there was a little voice in my head asking "Are you sure, are you sure?" I was still sitting there, so I thought I was actually going to go ahead with it. So I did.

The first time my skin and the needle had contact, it startled me. It was the fact that, 1. it wasn't as bad as I thought & 2. It actually tickled. See I have four characters getting inked on my left arm, the first three characters felt like someone was just scratching me with a pen and it kind of tickled. The last character hurt! It was bearable, but I could feel the last one. I felt the needle going through. My friends were asking me if I was okay becuase I was sweating like a pig roasting in fire.

The tattoo artist finished my tattoo in less than half an hour. Thank GOD!!!! It was an experience I would never forget and thanks to my friends, they helped me get through it. I like how it turned out and so does a lot of people.

It kanji idiom for "AIM HIGH AND FORWARD" It's a saying I live by so I thought I would get it done. I am also part Japanese, somewhere up in my family tree. So it was perfect.

Let me know what you think, and if you have a tattoo, let me know about your experience. If you're thinking of getting ink, it's not as bad as you think it would be. Trust me!


John Halcyon von Rothschild said...

It totally HOT!!! I'd sooo do naughty things to you. just a j/k tactology! hehe! ciao!

chase said...

kerei desu....