The finished Article

If you read my blog frequently you might have seen a post about getting a small tattoo that I had disliked for a long time covered up.

I had entrusted the lovely Thor of Mad Tatters in my home town to cover my wrist up with a much larger piece – see here for my original post.

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The original Piece

Now I had sat for around 4 hours having the black outline and some of the colour work done, but had eventually run out of time and pain threshold. I booked in for 5 weeks later (based on my work shifts) and returned to get the rest of the tattoo completed.

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First session

Well, the night before I was totally unable to sleep. Whether this was due to the excitement of going and getting it finished, or down to the fact that this ear infection (now 16 days old) is still causing me massive problems, I don’t really know.

However, somewhere around 2 o’clock in the morning I had a brainwave. As anyone with tattoo’s know, they are really very addictive. And whilst lying there in bed staring at the ceiling, I started working out what I wanted for my next piece which will go on my opposite wrist.

I totally understand that the location of my tattoo is a little different. It isn’t a sleeve, or even a half sleeve. More like a quarter sleeve, or as I like to think of it as a wrist cuff.

Given that I have a vintage perfume bottle and a peacock feather on my right wrist, I want to go with a similar theme and have other vintage accoutrements on my left cuff.

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A Goddess Tattoo for a Secret Plus Size Goddess

Eventually with sleep still alluding me, I got up and went downstairs to read a book and have a genteel cup of Earl Grey. Of course I then fell asleep and really didn’t want to get up when the alarm went off at 8 am.

Never the less, I got myself down to the tattoo shop and started having a chat with Thor. I told him about my early hour of the morning dream and what I fancied and he knew exactly what I was talking about. BONUS.

Eventually we got settled in to the chair and he started his work. Now in theory there was only two flowers and some leaf work to do. Oh, and some pearls, and some smoke clouds and some highlighting.

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Thor at Work

Now I am not going to lie. Given the positioning of the Camellia and Hibiscus I knew it was going to hurt. And hurt it really did.

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Initial outlining

However, the pain was all worth it and I was over the moon with the final result. I know I will need to go back for a touch up, mainly on the purple stone section in the feather as unfortunately an accident in London took a huge chunk out of it, leaving it a bit damaged and discoloured. However this can be done when I look at getting my other wrist done.

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Creamy Camellia

So, what are my plans for that arm? A vintage long handled mirror, a powder puff, flowers and of course the obligatory red lipstick sound like a perfect idea. Thor has got me pencilled in for the beginning of July.

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Hibiscus and Feather

Just need to tell the family now………

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  • PrettyLusciousThings

    WOW! That is looking really good. I have a tattoo that I don’t really like but I think I would get rid of it totally as I don’t think I’m brave enough to get a bigger one to cover it up! Can’t wait to see the finish tat

    • I believe that laser surgery is even more painful than a cover up, so I was to chicken to go down that route! xx

  • Your tattoos look lovely, especially the perfume bottle. I like that they are all vintage inspired (of course) and are colourful just like you. Looking forward to seeing the other wrist get done x

    • Thank you sweetheart. I am planning for around the end of June xx

  • Alison Rost

    Wow .. now that is a tattoo! It’s so colorful and pretty. I too have one on my wrist .. but it’s small. I don’t think I’d be so brave to sit through one as detailed as yours.

    • I did have to do it in two sessions, only as we ran out of time on the first one. Can’t wait to have more x

  • Hayley Ann Stewart

    It’s just gorgeous! I love it! So you Tan!!! http://Www.curvesandcurl.co.uk

    • Thank you sweetheart! I think so too ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • AesopFableMonster

    Beautiful tattoo!

  • I love the idea for your new tattoo, it will perfectly match this one you’ve just had finished x

    • I think so too Rhian. Gutted I can’t get it done until the end of June/early July though xx

  • What a gorgeous tattoo and an amazing cover up x

    • Thank you so much Stephanie! I think he has done a great job xx

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    I like your tattoos, they look great. I don’t have any myself

  • Shannon Ritchie

    Such a vibrant and eye-catching tattoo! It looks lovely, as will your future tattoos ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Thank you Shannon, I am excited to get the other one done xx

  • Your tattoo looks amazing! I had my first one in March and I agree with you that they’re definitely addictive. I’ve got three more appointments booked for this year, LOL!!

    • Whoohoo!! Well done you. I would love to see what you are getting xx

  • what a lovely vibrant tattoo!! I have 4 tattoos and want many more lol

  • Angela Milnes

    I love this beautiful tattoo and so artistic, I want to have this at my back

    • It is a gorgeous design and I am so pleased I went with it xx

  • Love the design and the colours are great. I have one tattoo and never thought I’d get another as I’m such a wimp with the pain but I’ve finally decided I want another.. two ha

    • Haha! Aren’t they addictive? And a bit like childbirth, you forget how painful they are until you go for another one….. xx

  • Love the tattoos and the vintage theme. I want to get a tattoo in a similar location as well x

    • Thank you Whitney, I love mine and can’t wait to get the other wrist done xx

  • francesca

    Amazing they look great!! I’m a big fan of tattoos and plan on having more very shortly!

    • They are just so amazing to have, aren’t they? What are you planning on getting? xx

  • I love that even your tattoos are vintage inspired! How do you even manage to look stylish when in pain having a tattoo?!

    • Ha! You didn’t see the sweat pouring down my face!! xx

  • LOVED the design ๐Ÿ™‚ Amazing tattoo choice! It really suits you as well x

  • Mummy’s Monkey

    Lovely tattoo. I’m far too soft to have one done