I'm going to put it out there, I LOVE tattoos. I love cute little tattoos and huge intricite tattoos. There is no way in hell I would be able pull off anything like a sleeve, nor could I afford it or handle the pain. But I do have 4 tattoos and for some reason I am not a huge fan of telling people this(kind of a hipocritical blog post then, yes?) and I am not a fan of flashing them to random people or explaining them to random people. I'm not sure why but it just makes me uncomfortable. I love looking at others but I am not really a tattoo 'judger'. If I don't like someones tattoo, I'd obviously never tell them but even if I don't like it I can appreciate the amazing quality and effort put in. I don't really know what my point is, I think I'm just rambling.
Anyway, people always seem surprised when they discover I have a tattoo. They are even more suprised when they find out I have four. And of course, they want to see them. Mine are not huge or incredibly detailed and they don't make sense to other people. I have strategically placed them so that they are rarely visible to others because I strongly believe that a tattoo is something you should get for yourself and not something to just brag about. (I am not saying that a visible tattoo is there for bragging rights, I'm just saying I didn't make mine that visible because random peoples questions about them make me uncomfortable) I feel I'm being judged when I show people that I don't know my tattoos and I really hate that feeling.
I got my first tattoo done locally by someone who shall not be named and he royally fucked it. I mean it is UNFIXABLE. Which is crazy because I have seen some of the detailed work he has done and it is usually flawless! I am trying to save money to get it removed and then re done properly in the same spot. Because of this incident, there is only one tattooist I will let touch me and he recently moved about two hours away. I have had a new one on my brain for about a year now but I just cannot seem to find anything or think of anything I'm really in love with. I want a big one but I don't know if I'd look silly with it because I'm petite. I'd love a wrap around tattoo on my lower front/side/back but have no idea what I'd get.
Like I said, I don't know what the point of this post is. Just rambling my thoughts I think.
What are your thoughts on tattoos? Have you ever got one and been unhappy with it?