This evening, I went and got my birthday present to myself done – a new tattoo.
I wish I had a story for you about how painful it was and how I stoically sat there and endured it, because I’m awesome like that, but to be honest, it didn’t hurt at all. In fact it actually tickled. I’m not sure what that says about me if I find a needle being punched into my skin hundreds of times ticklish. Best leave that alone.
So I present my new tattoo. So new it still has its wrapping on.
My apologises for the crappy photo but it was taken with my phone camera held in my left hand (tattoo is on my upper right arm). I promise to upload a better photo once it has all healed.
For the next three days I have to keep it wrapped in gladwrap/clingwrap/Frischhaltefolie and apply Bepanthen cream on it twice daily. Then need to go back to Freie Manufaktur in 5 weeks to make sure it has healed properly and doesn’t need a retouch. I had forgotten how much care a brand new tattoo needs.
I had also forgotten how addictive getting tattoos are – I now have my fourth tattoo planned. Maybe it can be next year’s birthday present to myself.