I recently got myself a tattoo . I had wanted one for many years but I waited until I was absolutely sure of what design to have and where to have it. I didn't want to make a decision that I would regret for the rest of my life!
I had been having a particularly difficult few years in my life - a very unpleasant break-up of a long-term relationship, losing my job, deciding what I would do next. Then things seemed to be getting better - I decided to go back into education and get a degree in order to improve my employment prospects. I felt that I was entering a more positive phase of my life. I decided to commemorate getting back in control of my destiny by finally treating myself to the tattoo that I'd been wanting for so long. It would be a way of reminding myself of this positive time if things ever got rough again.
I created my design, made the appointment and got the tattoo. I was worried beforehand that I wouldn't be able to stand the pain, but wasn't that bad after all. In fact, now I want another one! I'm currently working on my next design...