As I mentioned in a previous post about tattoos “Once you get inked, there’s no turning back.” So, I recently found myself at Only You Tattoo Parlor in just a little over a year since my last visit. I was certain of the theme I wanted to depict, just not sure it could be done.
It took some serious collaboration between myself and Charles, the tattoo artist, to come up with a suitable image. But after a few sketches (that were drawn and erased repeatedly on my arm), we finally agreed on the artwork.
After nearly an hour and A LOT of pain that could only be described as a fiery knife repeatedly scraping across my wrist I emerged with my third tattoo.
This one was put in an incredibly sensitive place and hurt substantially more than my previous ink jobs. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to let the artist finish his work. But through much sweat and a tear or two I made it.Many people wonder the allure of tattoos (especially older generations). I explain it this way: I am a creative. And I express my creativity in a variety of forms such as writing, sewing, painting, and yes…tattoos. Body art has become commonplace in today’s society and I’m proud to be a part of the tattooed community.