Wednesday, 4 February 2015

My Tattoo's.


Hello my lovelies! 
I've been meaning to do a post about my beloved Tattoo's for what seems forever just now, but I recently added to my collection so figured now would probably be a good time to write a post because I will not be having any more, any time soon. 

I've always been a little bit of a commitment phobe. I'm not entirely sure as to why but the thought of the same thing, every single day for the rest of your life scares me so much.  So the thought of getting a tattoo originally scared the sh*t out of me. 

I loved the idea of having something designed and a piece of artwork displayed on your body, I'm all for individuality and expressing ourselves and I could deal with piercings, I've had my fair amount (and removed at the same time) I still have a number of my piercings but I would be more intended to get a piercing on the basis that if I didn't like it, or I felt I grew out of it I could remove it and have to deal with a potential scare or hole in me forever. Tattoo's on the other hand are a done deal, whether they're big or small, they are permanent and there is no denying that. 

I'm not going to lie, my first (and second) tattoo's were done under the influence of a friend, and if I did not have them done I feel I wouldn't have any right now, but I do not for a second regret them. I just feel it gave me the boost of confidence I needed, or kick up the rear end, which hasn't stopped kicking (haha) 



The Quote.




When? 
I had this done May 7th 2014.

Where?  
I was on holiday in Tenerife with my friend Ashley and we had spoken about getting a tattoo prior our flight and searched the entire week, studied different tattoo shops and found a place which you may of heard of if you've visited Tenerife called 'Tenerife Ink' we visited a few times, spoke to the artist and watched some of the work he had done, to see if he was actually any good, suss out if he was clean and hygienic and what to expect from a tattoo abroad. This was my first ever tattoo so to say I was nervous would have been a slight understatement but Ashley had already gained a few tattoos along the way in her life so she was prepared, totally lied to me about what it felt like and the rest is history. 

Location on Body? 

Right Thigh. 

Why? 
I'd always wanted a tattoo, I just didn't know what or when. Alongside Ashley I can be a little unpredictable and at the end of our holiday we decided to get a matching tattoo, which you can see below, but whilst there I had a crazy moment and asked for this tattoo too. Although I actually had this tattooed first, so it defeated the object slightly! As you may or may not know this is a quote from the well known Rihanna ft Drake song 'Take Care' this song is a favourite of mine, aswell as Rihanna and Drake both being musical influences on myself. I just feel the song itself is a very relatable song the lyrics ring true to me, and this specific lyric quote means a lot to me. I strongly believe that you do love, you do loose and you do move on. 


The Musical Anchor. 




When? 
I had this done May 7th 2014 (straight after my first tattoo) 

Where? 
The exact same place as my first  'Tenerife Ink' in Tenerife whilst on holiday with my friend Ashley. She actually paid for this (or half I cannot remember) as part of my Birthday Present, we was on holiday for my birthday.  

Location on Body? 
Left Ankle. 

Why? 
Myself and Ashley wanted matching tattoo's, it's a girls holiday must have - right? I cannot say I will do this every time I get on a plane though! (haha)  We had a logic to the whole idea but thinking back it doesn't make much sense and was pretty reckless, never the less its a memory and I do not regret anything that once made me smile. The logic (she says) behind this was that the Anchor was our original idea because we are both grounded people, we also thought it fitted in with the fact we had just been on a Submarine (you can stop laughing now...) and then we found the design with the music note incorporated and we fell in love! We both sing, we both love music and it just fitted with our lifestyles and personalities. 


The Pride and Joy. 



When? 
I had this done 14th November 2014. 

Where? 
I had this done back home, my first tattoo in England! I had it done at a well known tattoo shop in my area called 'Sheppey Ink' by the very talented Vicky.  

Location on Body? 
Left Shoulder, Neck and Back. 

Why? 
I had been contemplating another tattoo since my first two healed, and they healed pretty quickly! I had been searching the internet and speaking to my Mum about ideas. I couldn't find a design I liked anywhere but I found lots of different designs which I found appealing, but still not 'right' and after all if you're going to get a tattoo it needs to be perfect because it's with you for life! I also knew I wanted something in memory of my late great Grandad, which if you know me personally you'll know he was my Father figure. I also wanted tattoos in memory of other special people including my Nanny Babs, and Best Friend from School so ideally wanted a design in which I could incorporate all three with the chance to add more in the future (that sounds so morbid but what I'm basically saying is I didn't want several different tattoos every time someone I loved passed away) I am completely addicted to Pinterest and at this moment in time it was my best friend! I searched for 'In Memory Quotes' and 'Memory Tattoos' and I found the quote 'When a loved one becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure' and I instantly fell in love, but I knew this wasn't enough. I then come across a beautiful cherry blossom tree design but I've seen it so much I didn't want something that everyone had, it wouldn't mean anything or at least half as much. I then searched for 'Tree Tattoos' and found a similar design to what I have, but wanted the idea of an empty tree, like an empty heart. I then really pathetically took a photograph of my back and used Paint to copy and paste these photos onto my back, moved them around and edited things. I added text in for the quote and designed some master piece... (I'm too ashamed to share that with you, but honestly it was crap!) I emailed this to Vicky and asked her opinions as a professional and she loved it! I really randomly booked the tattoo for the next bloody day and when I arrived Vicky had re-designed everything, in a professional way (thank god!) she cut everything out individually and we played around with it all for a while before I started getting inked. I cannot thank Vicky and the lads enough at Sheppey Ink. They were great! Not only really professional, clean and amazing artists but they made you feel at home, cracking jokes and the atmosphere instantly made you relax - which is exactly what you need when you're having a needle repeatedly jammed in you! I honestly love this tattoo so much I cannot express. It really, honestly is my pride and joy! It symbolises everything that matters to me, its a tribute to special people and is beautiful. I'm proud to have them special people with me every day, for the rest of my life even if they live in the clouds. 

The Influence. 



When? 
I had this done January 30th 2015.

Where?
 I was happy with my back piece that I knew straight away I would go back to 'Sheppey Ink' but this time I was tattooed by James. The atmosphere is incredible in that shop! They are so professional yet make you feel so comfortable, which I think is essential when you are enduring such pain and trusting someone with something you'll have until the end of time. 

Location on Body?  
Right Foot. 

Why? 
Since getting my back piece myself and my Mum have made a joke about when she passes there is a nice space on my neck to add her name (we have a sick sense of humour - clearly!) but in all honestly I did feel back for not having her name tattooed on me. It seems an obvious or cliché thing to do, almost like having your kids names tattooed on you but I felt this was right. I have been looking at new tattoo designs but the next one I want is a big one, on my thigh and I do not have the funds, patients or pain threshold for that just yet. This was really random actually, around 15.00 hours I messaged Vicky to see if they had any last minute appointments and James said come in at 16.00 hours. I crapped myself. I had no idea of what I wanted and frantically said I would have 'Mum' and a 'Bow' I had no design, no font, no idea of the type of bow I wanted, I didn't know where I wanted it on my body or even if I wanted colour. I popped to the shop and James found a design and I loved it. He followed the same kind of font I had with my back piece and its lucky really I did like it because it could have been an awful disaster! We discussed where to have it, the pain and before I knew it I had a transfer on my foot and the tattoo gun was buzzing away. We stopped with it being black and shaded but then I chose to have some colour on the bow, and I'm really glad I did because both myself and James were unsure prior and thought it might not look right. This is just a memento to my beautiful mother, who has loved, guided, provided and never judged me. She continues to amaze me every day, never lets anything get her down or phase her and everything I am, do and have achieved is because of her and her teachings. She has struggled and I've not been the easiest child to support but she's never once given up on me and I guess the pain I endured during this 40-50 minute session is nothing compared to what she went through to bring me into this crazy world! 




So, there we have it! 
My current tattoos with explanations behind each and every one.

I'd love to know what tattoo's you have, attach any blog posts relating below and I will be sure to have a look! 





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