Sunday, April 6, 2014

Mom Ink

I did it; and I'm SO happy with how it turned out!

Yesterday, my sister-in-law and I went to get tattoos.  She was having a butterfly on her back covered up with a gorgeous tropical flower scene.  I got the twingles' names on my left foot; yup "mom ink"!

It's been more than 17 years since I got my first tattoo and I got myself all worked up leading up to yesterday.  I made the mistake of googling foot tattoos and aftercare.  Most of what I found said I was going to have to keep it elevated and iced and I wouldn't be able to walk well for at least a week.  So I was starting to second guess my decision; but, I'd already put down a non-refundable deposit, no way was I going to back out.

All the way to Kitchener, I had those nervous/excited butterflies fluttering in my stomach.  I made a point of eating before the appointment as I remembered the tattoo parlour telling me to do so when I got my first tat.

When SIL and I finally got to Perfect Image, the butterflies disappeared and I became totally excited. I wasn't even really afraid to begin with; I think it was just the adrenaline leading up to the big moment.  

I went first and it took about 30 minutes.  It wasn't long at all and it wasn't even really that painful.  It was like a cat scratch; a constant, annoying one...but nothing more.  The only spot that was really tender was right under my ankle bone toward the heel.  Even then it wasn't unbearable.  The scratchy irritating feeling lasted about 3 hours or so, and then my foot felt fine.  I cleaned it last night when I got home as per my instructions and I've been keeping it moisturized.  I even went for a walk with the girls today without any trouble.  

I'm so happy with how it turned out.  It was definitely worth the anticipation and scratchiness.  

I got Pretty to take a pic this morning; so just over 12 hours old; it looks pretty good if I do say so myself :)

I think everyone needs to have a reward in mind when they reach a goal.  I have my next goal set; but haven't yet decided what my reward will be.  I'd love to say more ink; but, that's not going to happen. Maybe it'll be a trip somewhere fabulous.  I'm going to have to think a bit more on that one and I'll post when I've got it sorted out.

Till then...stay can do whatever you set your mind to.


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