September 20th 2015
Let’s start with the most obvious questions, to get them out of the way..
1. When did you get your tattoo’s?
Because sometimes you change your mind. I got my first tattoo when I was 19 years old, a small triquetra on my right shoulder blade. I went to a local artist with a friend, who got a different design. I actually don’t regret getting it to this day. The personal connection I had to it still stands and I kept the design 2 years before I had it placed.
2. And now you regret them?
The second tattoo, covering my back from left to right shoulder and neck to bra-line, I got a few years later when I was living abroad.I didn’t regret the first one and had been looking for a second (bigger) design for years. So I never expected to feel about it the way I did after I had it done.The artist had made a sketch and included all the personal touches I had asked for. It was a professional, experienced artist and the store had a great reputation. The strange thing was, pretty much right after completion I wanted this ‘thing’ of my body. It just didn’t feel right and looking back I think I knew this in my gut before the first line had even been drawn. Not listening to that feeling was a huge mistake to make, and I made it. I kept telling myself it was just nerves, that it would look great and I was just afraid because I was going at it alone this time. It took over 8 hours to tattoo to black outlines and we would continue with the colors a week later, but I never returned.
Though tattoo removal is becoming more common these days, many people don’t regret them at all.That’s just not the case for me, so I decided to have it removed. And that’s when I decided, if the big tattoo has to go, they both go. Sometimes people choose to have it covered up instead of fully removed, like the girl in this story. I will show you both tattoo’s in an article soon.
3. Why not just leave it there?
It’s been almost 5 years since I got my large tattoo and it’s taken me all this time to try and find peace with it. And it’s still not there. I cover it up and feel embarrassed about it, I hide it from family member and don’t enjoy walking around in a bikini. Also, sometimes you need to dress up nice at formal events. I realized I was only focusing on finding an outfit that I would cover it up, instead of looking forward to the event. I would like wearing dresses I love again, not the ones that cover me up.
I hope this answers some of your questions. Feel free to ask me anything by leaving a comment below the blog posts and I will do my best to answer them for you!