I had my first tattoo done yesterday.
Thought I would post my viewpoint on this as there maybe someone out there wandering whether to go for it or not!
Firstly and most importantly the pain issue. Worst thing you can do is look at reviews on Google re tattoos.
I didn't find the tattoo process that painful in fact it was a lot better than I had built up in my mind.
The tattoo took 2.5 hours from start to finish and I would say the worst part was the last 30 mins as by this time the area being tattooed is so tender that when the tattooist is doing all the final details you really start to feel it.
I will also say that I felt quite fatigued during the process but was proud I'd made it to the finish line. I had my determined face on 😊
At the end the tattoo feels very tender and best way to describe it is it feels like you have bad sunburn.
Day 2 today and the tattoo still has that sunburnt feel but is 80% better in terms of tenderness.
Now some of you maybe thinking why on earth has she put herself through this!
I am 44 years of age and am going through a rebellious stage.
I have Lupus with an overlap disease of Sjogrens and some days I get so fed up with the symptoms & the limitations of them that getting the tattoo was in part a screw you to my autoimmune diseases.
Also some days I get so depressed and lose all hope with it all that I start not to care about anything, almost like I'm going through the motions. Sad but very true.
My beautiful 3D butterfly tattoo is for me also a sign of hope and of course the symbol for Lupus.
I have attached a photo of the tattoo which was taken on the day it was done.
I have no regrets getting the tattoo and would advise if you want one go for it.
Life's too short not to do all that you want to do.
Love & best wishes to you all xx