* I'm still taking submissions in the name contest going on here. There are some great potential names in the running. A $100 Amazon gift card is up for grabs! *
Yesterday I had an appointment to get my first-ever tattoo.
Yes, I did – at the ripe old age of 24!
I was excited, and nervous, but mainly excited. Of course, I brought my point and shoot camera with me.
I recently met someone who had fantastic tattoos (amazing artwork). I asked lots of questions and was given a referral to Vance Freeman.
I've been thinking about a tattoo for over a year now. I knew I needed to wait until I was out of the pool for awhile because swimming with a new tattoo is a not advised. Due to all the stuff going on with my arm, I'm not going to be allowed to swim for a couple months. Now seemed like the perfect time.
Vance works at True at Heart Tattoo in Lake Forest. Here's a photo of Vance sketching out my soon-to-be tattoo:
I like Vance. I like him a lot. If you're in Orange County and you want a tattoo, I highly recommend Vance. (You can find him, and see examples of his work, on Facebook under his full name Vance Freeman.)
Here's a photo of the needles and ink and … stuff:
I was worried about the pain. I've had quite enough pain in my life. It didn't hurt much. I don't know if it's because I'm used to megadoses of pain, or what. I was happy to find it easily tolerable. (It also helped that my friend Nike hung out with me a good deal of the time and distracted me!)
My tattoo is on the inside of my left leg just above my ankle.
I chose the name of this blog for a lot of reasons that are very personal to me. For those same reasons, I chose the design of my tattoo. (What I'm trying to say is my tattoo design is not based on my blog name, but my blog name and my tattoo were both chosen for the same reason.)
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