First Tattoo At 52

I got my first tattoo yesterday and I'm still psyched!  I've thought about getting one on and off for many years, but I finally knew what I wanted.  I got a tiger's head on my hip.  It's in a open mouth roar and the artist did a super job.  I first wanted a smaller 2" x 2" tat, but went with a 4" x 5" with great color and detail.  The tiger has had great meaning for me all my life.  It took 2 1/2 hours to complete and the last hour was spent biting my lip to hold back the tears.  I wouldn't recommend that long a session for a first timer because the skin is so sore by the last hour, what was no big deal at the beginning becomes a lot of pain.

No matter, I'm already addicted and thinking about what my next one will be!

Gabriell Gabriell
3 Responses Oct 23, 2009

Good story.. I was the same, im thinking of my next one it's addictive lol...

When my wife, was at Uni she openly lived with a black guy for just a year, returning to me for family occasions. He knew she was married and persuaded her to have a snake tatt on her left breast with his name "Leroy" underneath. I am sure she did it to humiliate me even more. She has always worn low cut tops which clearly show her tatt, I feel so humiliated whenever friends and acquaintance make comments about it and ask who " Leroy" is. My wife spares no detail in telling them

That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool. I remember how totally psyched when i got my first one. I just had to get another after that.................. and am now thinking about a third :)