Got my first tattoo yesterday

I’ve wanted the same tattoo for about five years now. I’ve talked myself out of tattoos my whole life, though – largely because people have instilled some fear in me about it causing unbearable pain

Well, yesterday after work, I walked down the road to a local tattoo shop and chatted with an artist who practically held my hand through the whole process.

I was in and out in 35 mins. (It’s a very dainty tattoo, so there wasn’t much for him to actual do on the tattooing portion). It took longer to setup than it did to do the tattooing.

Results? I LOVE IT.

I love it so much.

It didn’t hurt that bad either. I would describe it as more of an ‘itch’ than a ‘pain’ when it’s being done. My tattoo dainty, and simple, and will serve as a reminder of an amazing memory – now on my wrist forever.

My tattoo artist said that I’ll probably get addicted and have 20 by the end of the year. While I’m not sure that I want 20 – now that I know how it feels, I could easily see myself getting two others that I’ve been thinking about – also that I associate with memories.


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15 responses to “Got my first tattoo yesterday”

  1. Nice! I have 4 and there’s scope for more. It does get addictive;)

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  2. Good for you!
    I have 6, probably working toward 8.

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  3. My nephew and I were just talking about his latest tattoo today. A longhorn on his inner thigh that he and his bachelor party buds got to commemorate a friend’s wedding. He was surprised that it hurt a bit more than the one on his inner arm. Not intolerable, just noticeably different.
    I guess that’s me saying, “Set those appointments!”

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  4. They are addictive, at least to me. I always joke about needing ink therapy. It’s probably the healthiest of my addictions, so I’m not complaining! 20+ as of now…. 😉 ~ Sloane

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  5. Congrats! I got my first tattoo at 21, and although I did go through the whole idea of wanting to get more, I just never figured out what I wanted to get next. For now, I’m happy with what I have, and I’m glad you got one what means something to you!

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  6. Having held yourself back for so long you are totally going to end up covered in them lol. Bonus thing about tattoos is they really help in identification…

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    1. 1) I might end up with a ton of tiny tattoos – But I’m definitely not the type who would end up with a full sleeve or anything. I like that for other people, but not for me. I prefer really tiny/dainty tattoos.
      2) Yes. I have cops in my family, and I’ve heard stories about how tattoos are using in identifying criminals and dead bodies and missing people, etc…

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  7. Oh i recently dyed my hair for the first time! That was exciting and satisfying. No more greys 😂

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    1. My mom said the same thing to me about two weeks ago. Haha

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      1. Haha what. Oh no I am old then 😅

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  8. I got my first tat when I was 27 and it took 5 hours (it covers the majority of my thigh). I got my second one last year (at 30) and it took less than 10 minutes (on my forearm). Do I wish I had gotten them earlier in life? Not really. I’ve always wanted a tattoo, but if I had gotten them when I was younger (and had no money), I probably would have cheaped out and gotten something that I didn’t really want.

    And I think think I’m the opposite of you; I don’t want a dozen tiny tats, I’d prefer a sleeve. I don’t think I’d ever get one, but you never know. My aunt turned 50 and got her first tattoo, now she’s covered in them!

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    1. Your story about your aunt made me think about how my mom got her first in her sixties. When she went through cancer treatments, they put tiny tattoos on her stomach to pinpoint the exact spot to put in the radiation treatment. Once she realized it didn’t hurt as much as she’d worried about, she went out after and got herself a tattoo she’d been thinking about for decades!

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      1. Awww. I love that! ❤

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  9. That is awesome! I debate getting something but I don’t know what I would get. My passions come and go so there is nothing I could see wanting forever. Although I have always wanted a butterfly.

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