When it comes to tattoos i have a wish list as long as my arm.
It usually takes me weeks to decide on a design.
I know what i want,
but making the choice is difficult.
Where should i get it,
how big do i want it,
who do i want to do it etc etc.
Every so often though i get a flash of inspiration and i can decide my next tattoo in a day.
When i knew i was coming home i decided i wanted a new tattoo.
I had some money in my bank,
Once the thought is there, it's hard to 'un-decide'!
I was sitting thinking about things i like.
All of a sudden it came to me...
I wanted a really simple illustration of a camera on my arm...
i already had a small tattoo there from a few years ago.
Now, i like this tattoo.
I was never intending to get a big tattoo on my right arm,
because my left arm has a semi sleeve.
But i really loved this camera idea and i wanted to be able to see it.
So the small one had to be sacrificed.
It's ok though, can easily be put somewhere else.
I booked my appointment with an amazing upcoming female artist who has tattooed quite a few people i know.
We had a pretty intense 5 hour session geeking out about many things including,
the song of ice and fire series,
the amazing talent that is Rachel Baldwin,
and Despicable Me.
It turned out a little different to how i initially imagined it,
because the old tattoo had to be covered properly,
but i am so in love with my new piece!
The placement of my old tattoo.
It's a Kate Nash song if you're wondering.
Plotting the cover up.
This was after the outline was finished.
I'm really good with pain and tattoos but with being ill,
and having had 3 hours sleep due to my disastrous journey home the night before,
it was not a good day for me!
The beauty that is my new tattoo :)
It's healing at the minute.
Starting to crack in a few places because it's on my right arm,
that i use all of the time.
So annoying but hey, it's getting there.
Luckily i'm on anti-biotics for my sinuses so i think that's helping the healing!
Think i might make tattoo tuesday a regular feature,
show you guys a different tattoo each week and the story behind it...
if it has a story!