My First Tattoo.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Say hello to my very first tattoo! The story behind actually getting the tattoo is a long one which I'll be saving for another day as it ties into a post I'm planning for next week, but I'm so happy with the end result considering I only decided on the design a few days ago! Very impulsive.

It's had me thinking a lot today about perceptions of body image and more specifically tattoos. I've had such lovely comments today from people who have seen it which has just made me adore it all the more, but it has made me feel guilty for ever being judgemental of other people's tattoos as I know everyone's tastes are different. A tattoo is for life, permanently inked onto your skin, and the thought of someone else telling me they don't like my tattoo is almost the same as someone telling me they don't like my hair or my body shape. Even if there isn't necessarily a "deep meaning" behind a tattoo each one tells a story and if you like it enough for it to be inked on to you forever, that's meaningful enough for me. 

The pain was strange, it was weirdly enjoyable! It started off alright then did start to hurt a fair bit as it was done on the ribs, but it wasn't as agonising as I was expecting! The guy who did my tattoo (Rich Smith at Five Magics, Sheffield) was amazing, had the exact same vision as me and drew up the perfect design, plus it was all over in about 5/10 minutes.

I couldn't be more in love with it, every time I look at it I'm so pleased that it's actually for real and it's mine! It's like a little companion... I've decided that if I ever get married, I'll add a second one.
Do you have any tattoos? What are your opinions on them? 


  1. Your tattoo is so beautiful! I want one so badly! I think tattoos are beautiful especially the simple ones with a meaning, but some of more like nah. xx

  2. That's so pretty! I really love it. I've wanted a tattoo for years and know EXACTLY what I want but needles are my enemy haha. I'm thinking maybe for my 25th birthday :) xx

    Katy | Little Miss Katy

  3. I've been thinking about getting tattoos, and mine might be the wolf one. However, your tattoo is very pretty! I love it xx

  4. love this :o Simple and amazingly pretty :)
    x Victoria