As promised from the previous post, I will share with you my most recent tattoo experience. Please excuse the extra cleavage display. It gets hot in Hotlanta. 😎
Getting a tattoo is a pretty big decision. One that should not be taken lightly, especially if it is your first one. My first one, the Hello Kitty tattoo, was a pretty easy choice. This 2nd time around was easy as well as it came naturally of what I wanted it to be.
HOWEVER, the day of is pretty nerve wracking. So many thoughts…
- Am I doing the right thing?
- Is it going to be in the right place?
- How big should it be?
- Will I regret this when I’m old and not so cool?
- AND OMG. Is it going to hurt??? (Tattoo Pain Chart: Where It Hurts Most (and Least) I should’ve read this before I got one on my wrist)
And YES, the one on the wrist hurts. It feels like constant grease splatter on your arm. But luckily, it only took around 20 minutes. I can still remember the pain when I touch the tatt.
So if you’re looking to get one, I would recommend these two places:
- Killer Ink Tattoos (Buford, GA) – I’ve had several friends go there and this is where I got my “Pinktify” one. Customer service is way above superb! They respond quickly by email and greet you warmly when you enter. Their website even has the slogan “We are not assholes.” 😛
- Ink & Dagger Tattoo (Roswell, GA) – Just went with a friend to get his tattoo there. The place is super funky and CLEAN! I don’t think I’ve seen a cleaner doctor’s office! And great artists there. They are right between a Dunkin Donuts and Starship. So best of both worlds.
Most importantly, do not be afraid to ask questions or want to make changes when you’re there. This is a permanent thing. In the above picture, I had to request the right shade of pink before proceeding. There are 50 shades. Very important detail.
I would also definitely recommend bringing a friend for support if you’re planning to get your first tattoo. I will gladly offer my loving and sarcastic services if needed. I trust that you will buy me an iced coffee for the support.
And last but not least, not everyone is going to like your tattoo – so make sure you like it yourself first before you get the ink. I know it seems like a silly thing to rethink but take some time to look at other designs out there. The hubs does not like tattoos and I don’t like him leaving socks on the floor. So we’re even.