Tuesday 10 March 2015

Getting me some new Ink.

Photo Credit: Google Images. 

Ok, so I'm pretty obsessed with tattoos. I love them. 
Yep, I understand they're not for everyone and I understand why people may not want to mark their body permanently but to me, they're just another way of expressing yourself and your personality - like a piercing or a piece of clothing. 
Currently my tattoo total stands at three, they're smallish ones but I do plan to get a big one as soon as I remember to start saving for it (why do tattoos have to be so darn expensive?!). 
Do I regret my tattoos? yes and no. I got my first one when I was 16 - a treble clef on the side of my wrist - I love the way it's done, but it's a tad juvenile. My second I got when I was, I think, 18 and that was a peace sign on the back of my neck. This is my worst one, it's not been done very well at all and alot of the ink has fallen out. I guess it's karma, I got it done on a whim and didn't really think it through - luckily I wear my hair down alot so people rarely see it. I have been looking into getting that one covered though. 
My favourite is definitely my Deathly Hallows symbol on my ankle. I truly don't regret this one, I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and it's a cool looking symbol. 
I've been thinking alot recently about adding to my collection with another smaller one and I've come across the Wishbone. The Wishbone dates back to 4th century civilisations (Romans, Etruscans, British...) and the idea of a 'lucky break' and all of your wishes coming true. In contemporary witchcraft and magic it's supposed to be a channel of good energy. I think it suits me well and would make a lovely, daintier addition and Lord knows, I could do with the luck.
I love the placement of it in the above photos - I'm torn between the two, though I'll probably go with the placement nearer the elbow. 
When thinking about getting a new tattoo I definitely like to shop around on Google for design inspiration and occasionally I've been known to doodle ones myself though I've never gotten those tattooed onto me. 
I also believe finding a good tattooist is key, after all it's going to be on your body for the rest of your life, the least you could do is get it done properly. 

Despite my previous experience with tattoos, it's not something to enter into lightly. Do your research for both illustrations and tattooists and make sure you're getting your money's worth, some tattooists charge for different things - time taken, colour, size etc...



  1. I love tattoos, after getting my first one I was obsessed and got my second one 3 months later and I want more. The wishbone tattoo is really cute xx

  2. I have 3 tattoo's so far and want more. I got my first when i was 18, i love all of mine and i always made sure i went somewhere that was a little more expensive so i knew the quality would be good. Im planning my next couple too x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

    1. Definitely important to have a good tattooist! xo


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