Saturday, May 15, 2010

I did it...


After years and years of thinking about and threatening to get a tattoo, I finally did it. I have thought about moose (of course), teddy bears, Korean script and more - but I never did commit to anything over the years. That was until last year when I saw Ben Houstie's print of a flock of hummingbirds. I just love the stylized hummingbirds that he has drawn.

Well, I committed Friday night and had my lower leg tattoed. I love it. Learning how to take care of it was interesting - none of the web pages tells you exactly what to do and for how long - just bits and pieces and lots of conflicting information. So, I'll do what Mark from Liquid Chaos suggested. This picture was from this morning - about 12 hours after the tattoo was done. The colours will even out as it heals.

I love it. Yes, it hurt - but not as much as a root canal. It was more of an annoyance for about an hour, if the pain scale was a 10 total, I might have hit 5 a couple of times. It's almost completely impossible to describe.

Am I glad that I did it? Yup? And would I get another tattoo? Most likely - but I won't just jump into one - it's got to speak to me as this hummingbird did.

8 comments:

Carol said...

Didn't you know that when you get one, you have to have another on the other side of your body to even the scale! ~lol That's the joke at our house.

Terry got his tats in Korea during the Conflict when they took the Pueblo. He served 2 years there.

I got my first one about 20 years ago. Just above my right knee..bees flying around a thistle. My second one is The Queen of Hearts on my right upper side arm at the shoulder.

O, thats two on one side. Maybe I should balance them out. I love my Ink.

coolmoon said...

Very nice! I have 2 tats - a winged heart above my 'heart', and a lotus flower on top of my foot. I would LOVE to get another one - I want my "brand" (the logo I use on my jewelry) a moon - on my right ankle. I just haven't had the opportunity or $$ to do it. Neither of mine hurt at all - I have a pretty high pain tolerance -but the area around the one on my foot throbs when I wear tight shoes. Not sure why - it just needs to be seen and free, I guess..
ENJOY! It's beautiful. Does that artist have a website?

abeadlady said...

Great Hummer, Liz! You are braver than I am.

Kat BM said...

very kewl for you Liz! I hope I get to see it in person one of these days..

The bad Liz said...

Carol, I like your way of thinking. I might be addicted as I am thinking of the next already - and I am not even healed. But on the same leg, maybe on the opposite side.

Kat - no B&B trek again this year? Damn.

Kristen said...

I was 35 when I got my first tat. I have a sunflower on my foot between my big toe and second toe (why don't the other toes have names besides pinky?) anyway I love it! I would have gotten another my doctors say no way!

Denise said...

It's so cool when you figure out what you want - what is worth putting on your body! And yours is so very cool!!! Nice!
Cheers, Denise

Rebecca said...

Nice one! I love tattoos...got three stars on my right shoulder blade a few years back and I would love another - but like you, I have to wait until something else really grabs me.