Saturday, December 11, 2010
My New Tattoo
Well I got there first and waited for Moose to show up. A few other people came and finally Moose arrived. He set up and thought it's first come first serve, meaning I should go first I was a nice guy (as always) and allowed not one, not two but three ladies go in front of me. One was getting a fairly quick baseball and bat tattoo, while a daughter and mother were getting pink ribbons. So what I thought would be a 3 hour delay turned into a 5 hour delay and we didn't start my tattoo until 5:15pm. I didn't plan on being there all day but it turned into a all day thing.
So he copied the picture I wanted and placed it on my leg. Only did it twice to get it just right. He then started to tattoo and I don't know if I pushed the horrible memories of my first experience out of my head but man did it hurt. It might have been the location but everyone kept telling me that my calf wouldn't hurt as much as my arm.. boy were they wrong. I'm lucky I had a pillow that I could bury my face into as I would have screamed out in pain.
He finished the outline and I got a quick break and then went in for coloring and once again the pain was back. This coloring wasn't as bad as doing the outline but again this coloring had some of the worse pain I've every felt.
In the end it took 2 hours to complete and I can't believed I survived it but the final product is BEAUTIFUL and a great addition to my tattoo collection.
I will say that I don't expect me to be getting any more tattoos for a while. Still have 3 more to go (Star Trek, Firefly and Lord of the Ring) but I think I'll wait a bit for the memory of the pain to leave me.. it's gonna take a while.