Thursday, September 13, 2012
I got inked!!
Today, I got a tattoo.
I have wanted one for a while, spent time researching different designs, and the hardest decision was WHERE I would want it.
At first I liked the idea of the Virgo starsign, to represent Mia. But then I would need to remember that I must get a tattoo representing any other children too - and might not want a second tattoo. Also, I'm not really that into Astrology.
I then saw a pic on Pinterest, a shortened version of my favourite quote, which is "Live well, Laugh often, Love much..." And also the words of my blog's name: Live, Love, Laugh - and I just knew that this is what I wanted to have done!
My sister came with me, and Mia was in tow too.
I sat on the little bench, with the tattoo artist infront of me, and I gripped the sides of the stool as hard as I could... I wasn't sure what sort of pain sensation to expect... And it wasn't unbearable, but it was still really really sore! Like a hard scratching feeling. Luckily not continuous - he stops every now and then to wipe over the ink, which gives a few seconds to gather myself again.
By the time he was on the 3rd word, the last one thankfully, it was getting quite sore - but luckily it was over and done with in 15 minutes!
He said to use Bepanthen baby cream on it a couple of times a day while it heals, can wear closed shoes after a few days, and yeah - carry on as normal! :-)
I'm super pleased with it, so happy I went ahead with getting a tattoo!