Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday Week 8

Welcome to week 8 of Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every week and how you can submit your photo to be featured. Check out the post if you need to refresh your memory and then read below about my seventh tattoo!

Here is my final tattoo! While I plan on getting some work done in the near future, this is the last post of my "art" that I have to share at this time. 

I'm kind of weird and want tattoos in certain places to see how it feels. That was the point in a rib tattoo and was also my point in getting a collar bone tattoo. 

I went back and forth for a while on what I should get. I didn't want something huge that would take a long time, but I wanted something that would have a good meaning since its a tattoo a lot of people will see depending on the shirt I wear. 

A friend on Facebook got some birds in this area a long time ago and I thought "HOW CUTE!" but forgot about it until another friend did the same thing last Fall. This really sparked the interest back up for me and then I was on the hunt to find the perfect birds. 

I had a hard time searching birds because I did't want something that you would have a hard time figuring out what it was, and I wanted different birds to represent my three little girls. After searching for days on the internet, I found two birds that I really liked, so I took them to a new artist not too far from me and asked him to change the wings on one so they'd be similar but would look different. 

I got this tattoo in November 2012 and I love it. Sometimes I look at it and wonder if something should be added around it so it doesn't just look like three birds stuck on me, but I'm hesitant because I don't want to regret changing it. 

This tattoo didn't really hurt and only took him about 8 minutes from start to finish. The biggest issue I had was that it felt like he was tattooing my neck at times and I found myself clearing my throat a lot to get that feeling to go away. The healing time was great and it never really peeled or was overly sensitive. The only issue I had was the seat belt rubbing it and my sweat shirt because it was getting cold out. While it healed, I wore tank tops around the house so it would be uncovered and made sure to keep Macyn away from it because she was still breastfeeding at the time as well and thought it was toy to occupy her time while she ate. 

This tattoo cost me $70 (more than I really wanted to pay) but it was worth it in the end because it represents my children, is a fun tattoo, and something I don't regret one bit.