I settled on an octopus. I am just so charmed by the way they look, move, their extremely high intelligence. They're just fascinating creatures. I also thought the shape (or lack thereof) would be perfect for where I wanted my tattoo, on my foot.
So Thursday night I had an appointment with Amanda at Art Addiction, at 7. Now I am not going to lie. This thing hurt like hell. I had just gone to get a bikini wax and at first (while she was outlining) I thought, eh, not so bad. not as bad as a wax! But when she started shading and going over the same areas more than once, I thought I would die.
But it was definitely worth it.
|She's shading here, and I'm trying to distract myself|
Unfortunately, I had to wait a couple of hours to take off the bandage, wash it, and put ointment on it. By then, I was having chills with shivering and chattering teeth. And within another hour I was throwing up. Apparently this isn't unheard of, but I think eating before and a little better timing could have avoided it. I ended up falling asleep after 4 am, then waking up again when Brett's alarm went off. I slept a little and was sick all day Friday. Brett finally made me go to sleep at 7:30 that night. I slept like 16 hours and came up feeling like a champ.
So I just needed rest and probably food. But now I feel 100% better.
Still, I'm not sure I will ever do my other foot. It hurt like a bitch. Still hurts, but not very badly at all.
Here's a picture in context, and my OOTD for today.
I love the way the tentacles kind of poke out from under my jeans and shoes.
If you have eagle eyes you may have spotted that I got another tattoo as an add on.
Grace Bonney from Design Sponge. I also wear the Stone and Honey ring she mentioned almost every day. And this one actually has a little meaning for me (stylized symbol for change), but most of all I just love how simple it is.
So, I'm tattooed. I'm a fan. I'm sure I'll be getting more, eventually.
But first, my husband has to get his, which we're planning out right now!