Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Tattoo Update

 photo IMGP8030_zps15063c08.jpg So I've had my little Nightingale bird just under a year now. I still love it and my parents still hate it. I thought I'd just give you a little update on how it's been, like one of those tedious evaluations you had to write at school, as I know a few of you asked me to when I got it.

First and foremost, no it didn't hurt! I'm going to be the weirdo here and say I actually quite liked the feeling of it. The guy did it by needle and hand, not one of those dreaded guns that sound like death. Luckily, I've had no problems with it at all (touch wood).

I was told to keep wet hair off it for a few days to not saturate it, and to keep out of the sun for a few weeks (of course this was easy). I moisturised it three times a day with sudacreme for a week and it never scabbed over or went that horrible raw red that some people get.

I know a lot of people don't like tattoo's and have a huge problem about them being permanent. I've always wanted one and researched into it a good few months before booking it. Nightingale is my surname, so this little birdy will stay with me forever, even if my surname changes. I only have a sister so we won't be carrying the name on. I've probably just jinxed myself into never getting married, hoorah.

I don't notice it most of the time, until I look in the mirror (obviously), and I've had a couple of instances when friends have forgotten and then questioned the dirt on my neck.. oh wait yeah forgot you had a tattoo! If I'm looking for 'going out' clothes (when am i not looking..?!) then I'll try to find tops that have a low neck to show it off a bit. I'm not that bothered about having it on show, and even though I was wary about when it was visible on placement, no one commented (apart from mum obviously) and no one ever has.

I do want another one, and I've been playing around with a few ideas, much to my parent's dismay. But I'm really undecided on where to actually get it so I'm holding stead for the moment.

So just to round up, I've had no problems and I still think it's the delicate pretty sketch I wanted, I'm so so pleased with how it's kept it's colour and detail, and could not be happier to prove everyone's negative comments about infections wrong!

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  1. This is absolutely beautiful! It looks lovely.

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

  2. Aww this is lovely! And I know what you mean about enjoying the feeling, I didn't mind it with mine! I also really love your blog, I've had you on Bloglovin for ages and have only started really using it now Google Reader is closed down. Its gorgeous! :)

    Lauren xxxx

  3. Aww it's gorgeous :) I'm thinking of having a tattoo done soon and it's reassuring that you say it didn't hurt! :)


  4. Love the design, looks really cute !

    I like how you've linked it into your sir name. Just wish I wasn't so scared of getting one!


  5. This is so pretty! I really like it, and the meaning behind it too :) I really want a tattoo but keep putting it off as I need to work up the guts! xx

  6. That is a beautiful tattoo! :)

  7. Your tattoo is beautiful, truly looks fabulous, the meaning behind it too is so lovely. I think tattoos should always have a meaning behind them, i need to book one! xx

  8. I wish I was decisive enough to get a tattoo - I change my mind so often that I know I'd go off it after a while! Love the nightingale, don't think I knew you had it! Such a lovely surname you should keep it when you get married!xxx

  9. Your tattoo is lovely! It suits you :) x

  10. Such a gorgeous and meaningful piece :) It looks lovely!



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