Inked – Rose, Star chain, ‘Have Faith’
Some might think it’s an impulse. Considering the timeline when I announced that I wanted to get inked was around the time when I ended my relationship. But have faith in me, that’s definitely not the reason.
I’ve always wanted to get a tattoo for a long time. And I know I wanted to have the Star of David inked. Not because of the actual meaning behind it, but simply because that’s the very first star I learnt how to draw as a kid. It have always hold a special place in me and I even have the charm of it on my Pandora bracelet. Mind you, each charm on my bracelet have got a meaning to it.
This is something I always tell myself when I’m facing a hurdle. And I feel that it’s a good constant reminder for myself. To have faith and strive on. For when a door is closed on you, there will be a window opened somewhere.
The Rose with Thorns
The beautiful red rose, looking vulnerable to humans wanting to pick it. But if one is not careful, you will get hurt by the thorns that protect these roses.
It’s a flower that resonate well with me. A Rose with thorns. Being nice all the time, doesn’t mean I don’t bite when I’m not being treated properly. Never ever let myself be taken for granted.
Searching for the right artist
Everyone have a different way of art and every artist portray art differently. Instead of google, I took to Instagram for my tattoo artist hunt. Looking through various artist works, before landing my eyes on a particular style and design. I think I was pretty lucky, cause I managed to find one that I like pretty quickly. Plus points when the artist also owns a cat. 😀
The Tattoo Experience
Now after all the prep work including discussing and finalizing the design with the artist. The next thing is to prep yourself mentally for any pain that is to come during the inking process. To my pleasant surprise, it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it will and the whole process was faster then I thought! But then again, mine was a small piece. It hurts a little in the initial part when the needle goes certain way into the skin, like an ant bite sort of by those big ants. But after that it’s fine.
Healing of the tattoo was about a week. Just got to endure the itch and the temptation to scratch and make sure to moisturize well.
I really like my first tattoo, which is everything I want. And I’m actually thinking of getting a second already. But it won’t be that soon, till I find something else meaningful to be added to my skin permanently.
beautiful tattoo! i always love learning the inspiration and the stories behind skin art. thank you for sharing! x