Today was the day I've been waiting for. And not one regret at all.... no regrets during the week I've waited for today. No regrets during the 90 minutes I waited to go under the needle. No regrets under the 90+ minutes it took to make the tattoo. No regrets afterwards.... infact each time I've thought about what u was going to do today I've smiled. Last night I could barely sleep I was so excited!!! Even during the time the tattoo was being done I felt happy, smiling on the inside even if it hurt at times. Hahha. I've been kind of secretive about this because I haven't told my mum or sister and my sister reads my blog sometimes. I've wanted to do this tattoo for a long time and it was for me... but my mum and sister don't approve and well, I didn't want to hear their disapproving comments. Of course if my sister reads my blog I will be getting an angry call sometime soon, haha. But I will tell and show them eventually. ... I mean I usually go around in just a sports bra at home so hard to not hide the tattoo!!!
My initial thought was to have it on my back but then i thought my back my change and grow due to strength training and I want to be able to hide the tattoo so I decided to have it on my ribs instead. Then I can hide it when necessary :) I am so happy with my tattoo, it was even better than I had imagined and I am very thankful to the tattoo artist, he was super good :) (Erik lööf, Stockholm classic )
I knew that it could hurt a lot to get the tattoo done on the ribs as it's such thin skin but I didn't really care. I have a high pain tolerance so it went ok, even if at times I had to bite my lip, squeeze the table hard and keep from making a sound. But I guess I can understand if people scream or cry when getting a tattoo, but in all honesty. .. If you are very sensitive to pain or needles then get a henna tattoo or a very small tattoo, don't get a bigger one because you will put yourself through too much pain, most likely. For me, it hurt a bit but it was so worth it. I don't regret it at all.... at the moment it feels mostly numb. I don't have a picture of the final thing as it's wrapped in plastic now, but tomorrow I will post a picture of it :) it is so beautiful :) though no tanning, swimming or anything that will rub against the tattoo for the next week or so. No running for a few days either as that will rub the tattoo. Anyway, now I need to eat something, preferably chocolate because I am craving carbs and sugar as way too little has been consumed today.
(The tattoo has colour as well, but you will see tomorrow :) )