Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I Got Inked

Yup! I did it. I got my first tattoo at age forty and it wasn't so bad.
Nope, this is not my tattooed rear....thank goodness! Funny, huh?! I did send this photo to my friend Amy and said, "Let's get this done today. I'll be the one on the left." I knew that I could count on Amy coming along and being my photographer for this fabulous event. This is definitely one for the scrapbooks!
So, here I am signing the paperwork for the my "tat". Can you tell that I am extremely nervous? I have heard horror stories about foot tattoos hurting immensely, but I figured I had three c-sections, so can handle anything. Besides, I had three fantastic friends: Lezlee, Amy and Angie to cheer me on.
This is Cody, tattoo artist, at Sacred Heart Tattoos. He's been doing this for over two years and appears to know what he's doing. Heck, what do I know?? Can you tell by my body language that I am very comfortable about this entire process? Cody is looking at one of my scrapbooking magazines because that's where I got my ideas from. Some people look through tattoo catalogs for their perfect tattoo, but I tend to go for what I know best...scrapbooking inspiration.
Here Cody is putting on the inking transfer. At this time, the thought did cross my mind "looks good, that will be all, thank you" and considered heading for the door. However, I did not want to disappoint my "peeps", so I stayed.
Amy is getting a photo of the first line. I was thinking..."Oh, please don't blind the tattoo guy with camera flash this could cause problems and then I thought crud, this hurts!"
This is what I looked like from Amy's side.
This is what I looked like from Angie's side.
Angie was hilarious during this process. She was so nervous for me.
We thought it was clever how Cody covered his tattooing equipment with Halloween decor. Very festive!
Here's the finished product. I wanted color, a flower and swirls and that's what I got!

Now you might be wondering if I want another one? Um, probably not. They are kind of permanent. But, if you want to know if I want to tag along for yours? You betcha!

9 comments:

Mindee said...

I love it. I think you picked a good spot (easily covered) and a great design/colors. Plus it's tied in to scrap booking which is totally you! Congrats.

Mamma has spoken said...

Ok when you turn 50, I want you to post a picture of it to see how it has withstood time. If it still looks good, I'll think about doing it ;o)
I went to the pain management doctor a couple of weeks ago and complained how the shots really hurt this time. He told me that if they hurt that much, I wouldn't be able to handle getting a tattoo. think I'll believe him....

Anonymous said...

I really like it! If I was about twenty years younger, I'd be getting one too. I think the grandkids would 'flip out' if grandma got hers. LOL

Saimi said...

Oh my gosh woman you are brave!!

Connie said...

You're a braver woman than I! My hubs brother "dabbles" in tattoo artistry. His canvas are his thighs. He'll drop his pants for anyone if they but ask!
btw, it looks really nice. Be glad my BIL didn't do it for you!

Lady Fromage said...

Well congrats on the tattoo! What a cute choice! I got my first, and only, a few years ago. A paw print behind my ear in memory of a childhood dog that was hit by a car. I've always wanted another one, but haven't made up my mind just yet on what. Maybe "Shake" :) But I don't bake...

-Lady Fromage

Saimi said...

Hey Amy, I think I can answer your question. when you're posting, the bar that has the font, bold, italic etc..there's this little abc with a line through it. when you click on it, it will make anything you type have a line through it.

Hope this helps you tattoo girl you!

Amy said...

Thanks Saimi! I now think I know what you mean. Let's see if I can do it in my next post! Ha!

Teachinfourth said...

If I ever got a tattoo I'd have to either get the Superman logo or Calvin and Hobbes...