Hope you’re all well,
So last week I got a tattoo! After years of contemplating what I want and where I want it, I finally decided and got it done! So I thought I’d talk about the inspiration, the artist and the level pain.
I got a text tattoo on my forearm, I’m not going to insert a picture purely because I want to preserve the originality of my tattoo.
I would recommend looking at Pinterest because it’s a brilliant place to gain inspiration and ideas for tattoos, these are some of the pictures I gained inspiration from. I used Dafont.com and browsed a variety of different types of fonts typing in what I wanted as my tattoo. I also browsed through Instagrams of different tattoo artists to see if I liked anything, but if you are going to do this, on the behalf of the artists, please don’t copy their work. I never understood why this was a problem before but since I’ve had my own tattoo, thinking about it, I would be annoyed if someone duplicated my tattoo.
My tattoo was inspired from a poem by Shel Silverstein called “listen to the must nts”.
Here are these photos I used for inspiration …
The place I went to was called One By One in Soho, London. My tattoo was done artist by a guy called Miles. His Instagram
I specifically went to him because I really liked his work when it came to fine line tattoos, he used my photos and designed my tattoo. He was patient and is someone I would definitely recommend going to if you’re getting a tattoo for the first time.
As it was my first tattoo I couldn’t really compare… but I honestly have such little tolerance for pain so if you really can’t stand it, maximum 2.5 (I just didn’t look when I was getting tattooed).
- Stay hydrated (the more hydrated you are, the less it will hurt)
- Have a good breakfast
- Do not drink alcohol a few days before you’re getting tattooed.
- Take someone with you. I held (more like squeezing the life out) my boyfriend’s hand.
- If you’re not 100% with the design don’t do it.
- I used E45 (moisturising one) instead of Bephanthen cream for aftercare.
- Do not shave the area, the artist will do this for you.
- Keep the clingfilm on for 3-4 days depends on how big the tattoo is.
- DON’T SCRATCH
- Don’t look at the needle if you’re scared.
Hope you found this to be helpful!
Good luck if you’re planning to get a tattoo!