Saving up for my first tattoo.
I've got a long way to go. But, well, I've had this tattoo in mind for around three years now: I'm in no hurry.
If its special to you then do it. Its not up to the internet to decide for you.
Hmmm... To tip the tattoo artist, or not to tip the tattoo artist? I've never bothered.
Yeah... Maybe I'm just a massive ****. I never tip anyone.
I have two lobe piercings in each ear then my tragus and daith done in my left ear, retired my industrial on the right ear earlier this year.
I want my tongue pierced but my bf already had this so am considering venoms. Would also like a rook in my right ear and am very interested in microdermal anchoring, considering four- all around my navel...will have to be done after some weight loss though. Would like a straightforward navel piercing but operation scars in my belly button won't allow for this I don't think.
As for tattoos my first was the word 'spero' meaning hope in Latin on my left wrist. I designed this myself in that I chose the word and wanted it all to be lower case and chose the font, I also chose the direction of the word. It goes down my wrist with the 'o' nearest my hand so that I can read it the right way up when I look at it. I wanted the word as I learnt Latin at school and loved the way the word sounded. Also a permanent reminder of my nan who's always given me hope throughout my life...also as I suffered from depression earlier on in life the fact that I can have hope as I've gotten through it. The placement was v important as it related to the depression and an aspect of that.
My second tattoo is stars, not very original maybe. I have three down my back, fitting between the prominent bone at the base of the neck down to just above where your bra lies at the back. I have three as three has always been a number I've had a connection with and has been lucky in my life. The first star is a royal blue in colour as that's the colour I've always worn a lot and is my favourite. The second star is red to symbolise love and the third star is pink as my fiance wears that colour a lot. I didn't want his name but still wanted something to symbolise and I like the fact that my stars spell out 'Harriet loves Anthony' even though you wouldn't know it to look at them.
People usually love my spero and the first comment when they see my stars is 'they're huge!'
I have two tattoos in the planning, the one which in my mind I have to have first (or at least start first...not sure why I just know it) is a chain of Scottish thistles going from mid way up my right thigh over my right hip round to the small of my back. I'm half Scottish so that's why I want them. I was hesistant to have plants as my grandad hated the colour green (Rangers supporter and hated Celtic) but now I feel just having delicate green leaves with the purples flowers will be okay. I plan to have my grandad's date of birth written as small as possible on one of the stems.
The fourth tattoo will be a daisy, fairly simply white daisy on my left side. I plan to get this done when my best friend comes over from New Zealand next year which gives me 10 months to start my thistles project. She'll be getting the same tattoo when she comes over, although she hasn't decided on the placement. Daisies are a symbol of sisterhood and my friend and I have always been 'sisters.' Some people think having tattoos with people is silly but I believe that if I can feel as strong a bond between her now having not seen her for nearly 3 years as I did when we spent every day together when she was over here then having a sisterhood bond will be no issue.
Apologies for how long this is! I could talk forever about tattoos especially. I have tattoo and piercing cravings where I am absolutely obsessed and can talk about nothing else for days on end- that's how I ended up having my first one even though it had been planned for over a year.
Are Blue Banana really that bad for piercing? I know they've got some offer on at the moment (which probably isn't the best advert for skill!) and I'm tempted to get pierced there? I was thinking tragus or just another ear piercing like cartlidge. I guess it's worth paying for quality elswewhere just wondering if they are really that awful? Even just for say an ear rim (sorry don't know the technical terms) piercing?
I always feel really uncomfortable in Blue Banana. Like I'm not cool enough to be there. My friends seem to enjoy getting pierced there, though, even they have to pay through the nose for it. It's a mystery.
i've never tipped a tattooist because i always go back to the same one and tell anyone who will listen to get their tattoos etc done there. besides, it is a lot of money for a tattoo so i don't really see why i'd tip.