Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sensitive Saturday


First time done
Really long story short, I got my tattoos touched up. My mom went for her's and offered to pay to get mine touched up. They had faded a bit and some of the letters were very thin/disappearing. I don't take ink well evidently. The tattoos look totally refreshed and brilliant, especially the back one. But I'm very sore.

I actually passed out.

Tattoos are wounds, and thus - blood. Apparently seeing my own blood, I lost my brain and went for a 2-3 minute pass-out session that scared the pants off my mom, the artist, and the other guy in the room. I think the artist felt bad for me. I kept trying to tell him I was okay! that I just shouldn't look. But passing out with no meds or alcohol in your system tends to freak people out. But I stuck through it and got them finished because I wasn't missing out on getting everything touched up.

First time done
Guys, don't look. If you get a tattoo - don't look. If you get blood drawn or get pierced, DON'T LOOK. Especially if you're like me and tend towards a low blood pressure and high anxiety. Tends to make you go belly up. Or sideways.

I am happy to have everything refreshed and re-inked. But I think further tattoos go on the back burner for now. I think I have my sights set on Wendy Brandes *jewelry as my next vice. Just as permanent, hella less painful.

I'll have some post-touch up photos taken tomorrow I hope. Really they look closer to the 'freshly done' ones the first time around. They had just healed in a very faded way.

*Not a sponsored link - Just really love her stuff.

17 comments:

  1. Most people without ink don't realize the pain involved. You certainly explain that. I like your choices for tattoos.

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    1. It definitely takes something very important to you to want it forever in your skin. Especially when you do start facing the pain, but when the ink is there, and the tattoos are complete, it's like finding a piece of yourself that was missing. My tattoos are deeply personal, and I don't expect people to understand the depth of beauty they hold to me. Most people will just see text, but it's under my skin now. Literally.

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  2. Bless your heart, sweetie! I've watched enough reality ink shows with The Teen to know that it bloody hurts like hell. I still want one, but my WendyB swear necklace is just as cool, and hopefully will only make other peeps pass out. I'm figuring out the post for its introduction, you know, 'cause I have a job and do not want to be blackballed from the profession for life :o

    Yes I do sneak it to work :D

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  3. Heh, sorry to hear about your bloody tattoos! I have never seen the mess of mine because they've always been on my back, but you are so correct - they are WOUNDS and slow, nasty ones!

    I know, I'm waiting for another Wendy B piece to add to my (teeny) collection of one.

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  4. Sorry for your fainting - I have passed out when giving blood and even get a little woozy at the thought. But you're brave, and you'll have great art forever. I too am saving up for more WendyB treasures.

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  5. Ouchie! I'm sorry :( But they both are the loveliest tatoos.

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  6. love the one beneath your collar bone. . the way the words follow your form is just perfectiON! :)

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  7. These are really lovely tattoos. I hear you about the lightheadedness, though. Glad you were able to make it through. xxoo

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  8. Yes, they do hurt - I don't have one but still want one even knowing that, but I plan on not looking as I already have a bad time with blood and needles. And actually I say I want one, but truth is, I'll probably never actually get one. By the time I save up enough money for one I find something else I want instead! I still really like yours! I'm sorry you ended up passing out!

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  9. Ouchie. Probably not the nicest experience, but if they look clearer now...? It's worth it. I had a small one done near my hip and it was really very sore for quite a while, because when you sit down/get up, it pulls all the skin around your hips. Feel better soon xx

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    1. They do. It was definitely worth the touch up. My biggest problem was sleeping on mine. I have a tendency to roll a lot in my sleep and couldn't keep off them, which caused a lot of friction and ink pulling.

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  10. Megan, I think you and I may have another thing in common. I get faint at the sight of blood, if I hit my knee or funny bone or a number of other things. It is called vasovagal syncope. I fell a couple of weeks ago at Target and knew immediately that I was going to pass out if I did not lay down. So I ended up laying in the front of the Target store until I felt well enough to get up. Embarrassing!
    I will send you an email and we can discuss our maladies!

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  11. I guess I'm used to blood with my job and all, because I ALWAYS look! It hurts less for me when I can see what they're doing and how small it is! When I can't see what they're doing it feels HUGE (because the nerves get irritated and trigger the ones above/below them). I can't believe your tattoo didn't come with a free touch-up session! I've been to 4 different artists for mine and they all do one free touch-up like a month after you get it if needed!

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    1. As I mentioned in an above comment, my first tattoo was done while I was out of town. So there was no way for me to go back to him for touch ups! Otherwise I would have.

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  12. Eek! Sounds scary...and painful. I don't look when I get blood drawn either.

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    1. It wasn't scary! Just painful. I'm sure I scared people, but I wasn't scared myself. ;)

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