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Thursday, September 17, 2009

What You Never Hear About Tattoos

I posted last week about my tattoo, I went in fully expecting it to hurt like a you know what. It hurt, but not nearly as bad as I thought. But what really surprised me was AFTER I had the tat. Here are a few things that I've learned, that no one told me til AFTER the tat was done:

  • You have to put "tat wax" (different artists suggest different things for this) on it multiple times a day to keep it from drying out.
  • It WILL scab up, it will look gross...it won't look like you wanted it to after about 2-3days....but it's temporary
  • It will ITCH ITCH ITCH, and you CAN'T scratch it because it could mess it up.
  • It will peel, and peel, and peel and look like the tat is coming off
  • You won't know what your tat will look like until the END of the whole scabing, itching and peeling stuff
  • It will hurt for a few weeks afterwards, not just when you are getting the tat.
I'm seriously itching right now! Driving me nuts, not to be able to scratch it. Not to mention, because of the placement, even if I could scratch it I wouldn't be able to because my arm doesn't bend that way!!! UGH! lol But so worth it to have something so meaningful on my body permanently, I'll always have my kids' initals, and my grandmother's name on me...along with my all time favorite animal and my Nanny's favorite flower. Even with all this "suffering" it's well worth it.


~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

LOL! The itching would drive me crazy!

Jennette said...

I so know what you mean!!!!

Melinda said...

ugh a couple other reasons not to get my tattoo :)

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

oh didn't I tell you ;) It gets better and it will look so good!!!

Michelle said...

I'm scratching my shoulder just readin gyour post! Hang in there - it will pay off in the end (says I who never had a tat! ha)

Anonymous said...

Can we see a picture of it after it heals?

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