Remember my last blog entry of 2013 when I shared with you my goal to get a tattoo in the new year?
Well… you can obviously tell that I never got it around Jan-Feb of the year. I think I just kept on bailing when I started to think of the pain.
Over the last few days, the urge to get a tattoo came back to me. I felt like I was putting it off long enough already and when I revisited the blog comments, it reassured me that there was essentially no pain (or not extremely painful). I also got inspired to get it when I saw a few Tumblrs and Instagrams with small tattoos.
So, yesterday after my midterm, my impulsiveness came rushing through and the next thing I knew, I was at my local tattoo parlor talking to the receptionist. She reassured me that it’s not a big deal and most people hype up the pain. When I was positive that I wanted it done, the tattoo artist, S. came out just time after finishing up with another customer and once again, reassured me that most people realize that the pain of a tattoo isn’t that bad. And, both staff members had their inner bicep done and just reassured me it’s not the most painful thing.
Next thing I knew, I signed the waiver forms and took a seat as I waited for S. to get ready. Oh, my lord, my heart was beating so fast…
Let me just to honest with you…
The experience was amazing! S. talked with me the entire time, made jokes, and put me at ease. The pain factor was hardly there! And I’ve been told the inner arm is one of the most painful places to get a tattoo! But regardless, it was discomforting, like someone scratching you constantly, and eventually your body does get use to it. It’s not the most unbearable thing and the staff members were right – people hype up the pain a lot!
I am in looooooooooooove with it! I think I might consider another small tattoo in the near future too!
Now, I’m more nervous about the healing process… I did not know there were that many things to consider while healing a tattoo…
PS: Bonus story.
During my session, S. and I exchanged conversations about Russell Peters coming into town, and despite the sold out tickets, I told him about Stubhub. As he rung me up, he gave me his business card and told me to email him the Stubhub site too.
Well… one conversation led to another, and the next thing I knew, S. asked me out on date, haha. I shared his Instagram (via business card, no stalking here) and got the physical approval from three of my friends.
Sooo, I’ll let you guys know how that turns out! Insane how one small impulsive walk-in decision leads to all this!