I know, I may have said before that I don’t get the addiction. I had so many people say, you get one and you’re hooked. It hurt so bad the first time I did it while on a trip to San Francisco last year. I never would have imagined myself getting another. And, well, here I am six months later and I have a new tattoo. This time was a little different for a few reasons. Last time, I really didn’t know what I wanted, but knew that I liked the way text looks and wanted a saying. Then it hit me, that lyric from Aerosmith’s Amazing. So that is how my Life’s a Journey tattoo happened.
So one of my most fun friends and I were talking about wanting another tattoo. I was with her when she got her first. She shared with me the Faith, Hope and Love tattoo she wanted to get. I loved it.
So we talked about getting the same, but then I thought of my daughter Gabi, and how I’d love to have something she drew up tattooed on me, for she is an amazing artist. So I asked her to and she came up with a few great ones. But as soon as I saw it, my heart was set on this one.
So we decided basically the day before that we would just get it done. We made plans to go a place at a local theme park, but then decided to go to a place closer to where we lived.
That tattoo parlor turned out to be a place, after looking around, that we didn’t want to use. So we happened to see one more place with a lit up “open” sign in the window. And then we went in and met Steven Priest.
After this introduction, he became my new best friend – I mean he was about to hurt me. Steven works at Ink Ink Tattoos in Clermont, Florida. A small, yet busy little corner ink show. One that I felt comfortable the moment I walked in, and I left happy.
He was quick, but not messy quick. He was super nice, honest (I wanted it smaller and he said the ink would bleed and helped resize to one I could love), and he did a great job. My friend and I both left red and swollen, but happy.
And now, two weeks later, it’s still healing, but it looks great! So, now, what next? 😉