As my readers will know, I recently wrote a post about getting a small tattoo on my wrist covered up with a vintage inspired design.
Now tattoos are very addictive. Even though it was the most painful one I had received up to date, I immediately wanted to tattoo my opposite wrist in a complimentary design.
Talking to Thor, my tattoo artist I told him the kind of thing that I was looking for and he already had a couple of designs in mind for it.
Finally the day came when it was time to go and get inked.
On my right wrist I currently have a vintage perfume bottle, peacock feather, flowers and pearls. I had decided on a long handled vintage mirror, powder puff, lipstick and flowers for my left wrist.
I knew it would take a couple of sessions to get it completed, but Thor started a little earlier than booked and we got down to it.
The session was for three hours, and it was three hours of pain! Somehow the left wrist felt more painful than the right one!
Even so, I sat there as still as possible whilst he did his thing, firstly inking the black outline for the large mirror, flowers and lipstick. The powder puff had a combination of pink and black outline which was a novel difference to the tattoos I had previously had.
Thor finished the outlining and now it was time for the inner colours. As the tattoo outline was quite involved and ornate it had taken quite a while.
The lipstick which is located on the back of my arm was the first to be coloured in and of course it had to be Red. No other vintage loving girl would consider anything else. Next came the little blue flowers that connected the powder puff to the lipstick.
Sadly that was the end of the three hours, and also my pain threshold!
I booked in for a few weeks time to get the rest of the colour done, and Thor wrapped me up and gave me cleaning advice and how to look after the tattoo.
I always swell up a lot in the hours after having a tattoo, and this was no exception. It is not too much of a problem but leave the skin feeling a little tight.
Twenty Four hours later and the swelling has settled down, the ink looks amazing and it is starting to dry.
I returned back a few weeks later to get the colouring in done. This took three hours and I have to say it was the most painful tattoo I have ever had, and I do have quite a few!
However once coloured in, it looks amazing and I am so happy with it. Again I have swollen up quite badly, but I know that will calm down in around 24 hours.
I know from past experience that the tattoo will scab over a little and that is the hard part. Not scratching or picking!
I don’t have any plans to extend the tattoo’s into a sleeve. I like the fact that these are bold enough to stand out, yet put on a few bangles and they are hidden. Of course, as with every tattoo I get, I always say it is my last one.
Guess you had better watch this space….