- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Ok… so those of you that have lots of ink, and are way more awesomely bad ass than me are probably going to think this whole thing is funny.
I want a tattoo, I’ve wanted one for a very long time, I have the design I want and a couple different placements that I’m debating between, but I cannot pull the trigger. I’m scared. Seriously this has been going on for years now. Friends are calling my bluff and saying it will never happen. I’m even getting fed up with myself at this point. (“just do it already!”)
The design means a lot to me- it’s a personal commemorative design for a medical drama I went through a long time ago- I’m planning on getting it close to one of my big surgical scars. (“You went through all that horrible stuff, and all that pain, and you’re scared of a little tattoo? What a sissy!” yeah. I say it to myself too).
So, anyway, I am turning 30 in 6 months, and I want this tattoo to be a birthday present to myself. (that doesn’t mean that I will get it ON my birthday, I may even get it well before that, but it will still be a “30<sup>th</sup> birthday” thing in my mind). I’ve done all the research, looked at different places in town, gotten recommendations from friends, etc. But I thought I would ask all of you:
What was your first tattoo experience like? Where on your body is/are your tattoo(s)? Did certain places hurt more than others? Were the artists kind to you if you had a little anxiety? (I have this totally irrational fear that these cool guys that work in the shop will laugh at me if I end up being a bit of a coward). Is it a good idea to bring a friend with me? How long does it take? Any relaxation tips?
And what does it feel like?! I’m not dumb. I know it doesnt feel good. But my friends that have tattoos have given me totally different answers to that question, and it has left me completely confused. Everything from “I could barely feel it” (yeah right) to “it was terrible”. Someone even described it as “like when your foot falls asleep”. Ok….
For reference, if it will help when giving me your insight, what I have in mind will be relatively small. 2×2 inches at most. Maybe even a bit smaller. And just in black.
Thanks in advance for the help! Oh- and show me pictures! I want to see your cool body art!