Monday, July 21, 2008

Girls Bonding Experience...

My Dear Anon: Hello?
Princess: Whatcha doing today?
MDA: Nothing
Princess: Me Neither, wanna see if we can get tattoos today?
MDA: OK

And that's how much planning went into what I did this past Saturday.

So off we skipped to the tattoo parlour.

My Dear Anon went first, and I proceeded to distract her.
Not that she really needed it, as she seems to be under the mistaken impression that tattoos don't hurt. Apparently it's mind over matter with her, because she got along just fine.

My Dear Anon got a lovely little tree frog. She couldn't get the entire tattoo that she wanted, but she has an excellent start.

So for anyone who's never had a tattoo before, let's tell you a bit about how the process works:

Well first of all you generally have to make an appointment for a consultation, and then make a later appointment for the actual tattoo. We kinda skipped all that by going to a place that accepts walk-ins on Saturdays. It's also why My Dear Anon didn't get her whole tattoo - it was too elaborate for a walk-in.

So you go and tell the guy what you're looking for, how big and where you want it. In our case, he sent us away for an hour while he listened to god-awful heavy metal music and drew it up for us.

Then My Dear Anon lay on the bed-type-thing.
First the not-chatty-at-all guy lay down the drawing transfer onto her leg, then he inked the outline. Last comes the colouring in.

Not-Chatty then wrapped Anon's tat in plastic and it was my turn.

Now I'm not nearly as cool or relaxed as Anon is. I remember very well how much my last tattoo hurt, and like before I came prepared for the event. And I feel compelled to add that my preparation was the only thing that made Not-So-Chatty crack a smile the entire time.

Yup. I brought a stuffed animal. Not as security blanket (Although that's what Anon accused me of), but so I would have something to squeeze. Ask My Person- she knows! She gave me a teddy bear last time! *Ahem* Moving On...

Anyhow, My Dear Anon did her best to distract me as well. Fortunately it didn't really take that long. Only about 35 minutes for mine.

God do I ever look like I have a fat calf in that photo.
Anyhow, the same process - transfer, outline, colouring in.
Oh yeah, and lots of wiping off of blood. My daffodil looked pretty orange for a while...

So I got covered in plastic too. Was told to keep it on for 2 hours, then be meticulous with washing and moisturizing it. We bought some aloe too for good measure.

So far no itchiness, but I'm waiting for it to happen. That's my most enduring memory of my last tattoo.

Anyhow, aren't they pretty? Finally some flowers that won't cause me to have a deathly allergic reaction.

xo

16 comments:

Shana-Marie said...

I'm so jelous! I desprately want to get one of my.. I don't know, 3 tattoos done!
Looks great!

Suze's Sass said...

Great tattoos! Now you make me want to get another one.

Alyssa said...

so cute!

Chief Rock Chef said...

I was always too chicken to have a tatoo when I was younger, and now I know that my wife would kill me if I got one! Hah!

Those do look good, though!

Jen said...

I've been trying to talk the husband into getting a matching one. He would have when 1st married and now he's got the brains of reason working. d'oh! Should have done it when I had the chance. . . .dammit.

anyhow, as previously mentioned - it's so you! Love it!

Glamourpuss said...

You're braver than I!

Puss

Backpacker momma said...

Looks great! Am still working on my design but may have one by the end of the summer. I think, however, I will have to borrow your squeeze toy!!!

Princess in Galoshes said...

I LOVE YOUR DAFFODIL! That's one of my favorite flowers. Your guys seems more professional (believe it or not) than my tattoo guy did. oh well, I still love mine. But I kind of have an itch to get another one, now.

Princess of the Universe said...

Shana- oooh- what do you want to get??

Suze- what do you have now??

Alyssa- thanks!! :)

Chief- you and your wife could get matching ones??

Jen- just get him drunk one night and take him to a studio...it'll be great! And he totally won't be mad in the morning or anything!

Puss- you who walk on fire? Are you kidding?

BPM- It's all yours! I can't wait to see it!

Galoshes- ohh, what do you have??

xo

Chief Rock Chef said...

Are you TRYING to split us up? :-)

J-Money said...

See, you guys are so fearless and awesome and that's why you have tattoos. Unlike me, who sobs uncontrollably after a paper cut.

Shana-Marie said...

heh... Too many!

I want a dream catcher for my back, to honour my native roots, and because I make them.
Norse runes on each wrist, to honour my norse roots, and because I read them.
An owl somewhere, because I wish I was one sometimes, and they're aparantly so wise.
A bunny, because that's been one of my nicnames for years and years and years...
And I want Disney's cheshire cat on one foot, and American McGee's on the other.

Yea, that's about it...

PinkPiddyPaws said...

VERY nice! :)

❉ pixie ❉ said...

Lovely. Watch out, they can be addicting.

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just dropping by to say hi

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