This was my first ever tattoo. I got it in January of 2008; after months of trying to talk my parents into it. I was 18, yes, but their opinion mattered to me and I didn’t want to go behind there back. Afterwards though, I was hooked. It did feel like he was tattooing my uterus, but I’ll take it cause the end result was sweet! (Even after pregnancy!). An artist at my dad’s friend’s shop did this one.
Oh gosh…there aren’t any words to describe this tattoo. I’ve wanted an ankh tattoo since I was in high school (I used to draw them ALL over my notebooks…rebel)…however, I let someone with no tattooing talent and a tattoo gun do it. It didn’t cost me a cent, but it’s costing lots of money to get removed (I’ve had only one session though and look at how much it’s faded!). I need to get it removed because the person did it in a place you’re not supposed to tattoo (the fold of your wrist) and the ink bled and my only options were to keep getting it fixed (and having the ink do the same damn thing every time) or get it removed and put it elsewhere. I’m putting it elsewhere, but focusing on getting it gone right now.
[note: it is very difficult to take a picture of your back by yourself.] This tattoo I got last year by the same person who did the ankh. I presented her with a messy drawing I found on the internet and asked her to make it look neater. She tattooed the damn thing right on my back without tweaking it at all. It looked a hell of a lot worse before Chops, my dad’s friend and tattoo artist/tattoo shop owner fixed it. He evened out the lines as best as he could and pumped back more colour into it. It still needs a little bit of work, but I do love that tattoo. I’ve always wanted a tattoo of the moon, sun and stars.
This tattoo I got in the summer of 2008, done by an ex-friend of Matt and mine. He was a fairly decent tattoo artist; and it represents my mom and I. I am the butterfly, and she is the flower. It represents how I often fly away to do my own thing, but always come back 🙂 Cheesy, I know.
And there you have it folks, all of my tattoos! Now to show you the one that I’m going to get as soon as we get a little extra money coming in (and as soon as I pick where I want to put it; either on my left shoulder or my left leg).