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….And Now I Have Three!

I’ve wanted a tattoo for a years ! I’ve even mentioned it in this post but I’ve always been too chicken to do it (a tattoo of a chicken was mentioned in the comments – haha, very funny :-P)
Then last year, after a devastating event, I decided it was finally time to overcome my fear and just DO IT! And I knew exactly what I wanted. The initials of all four of my kids in the shape of a heart….and I must say, it worked out perfectly. The design was a bit of a problem for me, though, because I was working with all upper case letters…until a friend’s genius idea of using lower case, then it all came together nicely.
My hip seemed the perfect spot for it, because that’s where I carried them when they were little (not to mention the fact that there’s a bit of umm…padding…which would hopefully make it less painful 😉 ) It really wasn’t bad at all. It stings a little bit and kind of feels like someone’s drawing on you with a mechanical pencil. The weirdest thing was the vibrations I felt from my hips all the way down my legs.

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The thing about tattoos…..they’re addicting! You can’t just stop at one, because you’ll want another one. NEED another one! LOL
And the perfect second tattoo for me? A camera of course! A very good friend of mine was nice enough to agree to draw one for me (Thank you! Again) because my camera drawing skills just aren’t that great, and I wanted something original. As expected, this hurt a bit more than the first one, but still not too bad. Ha this one done in February, about a week after my birthday.

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When I got my camera tattoo, I already knew that I wanted a third (did I mention tattoos are addictive??) and decided on a butterfly. Just because I like butterflies. And this time it was my own drawing, too. I chose my left shoulder because it just seemed like the right spot to put it, and it would balance out the other two that are both on the right side of my body. Had this one done just a couple of days ago

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Not sure if I’ll stop at three. I might. But there’s also a chance that I might…maybe…possibly….get two more. Just need to decide what and where 😉

A big thank you to Matt (who did my first tattoo) and Daryl (who did the other two) at Scarecrow Tattoo and Art Gallery for doing such a wonderful job.

6 responses

  1. Sweet!!  Love them all

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    19. June, 2015 at 12:07

    • Marg!! Is that you?? I just realized that LOL
      Thank you! 🙂

      19. June, 2015 at 13:37

  2. Bravo, Michaela! I, too, have been toying with the idea of a tattoo but haven’t worked up the guts to do it. I want a hummingbird sipping from a flower, I want it small and feminine looking and I want it somewhere I can see it, but cover it if I want to, and that won’t hurt too much. That’s not too much to ask, is it?
    Love that initial heart – that’s so cool looking.

    19. June, 2015 at 14:55

    • LOL nope, not too much to ask at all! I think the most difficult thing was deciding where to put it. All mine can be covered up if I want to (the one on my hip is normally covered anyway, even with a 2-piece swim suit only the top of it might be visible).
      The butterfly actually hurt the most, but it was still very manageable. They didn’t take long to do either, about 30 minutes each, maybe a little longer.
      I say DO IT!! 🙂 Make sure you do your homework when choosing a tattoo place, and once you’ve chosen that, and have your design, go talk to them and they can actually print it out and place it where you’re thinking of putting it and you can wear it for a few days to make sure you like it as far as placement and size, etc. That’s what they did with the camera.
      I promise, it’s really not that bad. I wouldn’t have three if it was 😉 And now I wonder why I was ever too chicken LOL
      Let me know if you have any other questions, you know where to find me 🙂

      19. June, 2015 at 15:22

  3. Good for you!! I love all three, especially because they have meaning for you. I’ve always wanted a tattoo, but have never worked up the nerve to do it.

    20. June, 2015 at 18:22

    • Thank you Robin….you know, it’s never too late to work up the courage to do it 😉

      Btw. I got your e-mail. It’s going to be a busy week but I’ll try to reply to you at some point. Just might be towards the end of the week 🙂

      21. June, 2015 at 15:12

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