I’ve wanted a tattoo for a while, but I’ve been thinking seriously about it since March. Not surprisingly, I knew right from the start that my tattoo would be feline themed.
My first cat Leo only lived to be nine; renal failure took him way too soon. This year Cecil will turn 10 years old, and it is also the 10 year anniversary of Leo passing away. I decided to get a tattoo that would commemorate these two events that are meaningful to me.
I brought an example of what I wanted to the tattoo parlor, and the artist I worked with drew up a few unique options for me to choose from.
I went for the one in the top left corner. I thought it was the one that most resembled Cecil :).
I had the tattoo drawn on my left wrist. It’s a spot that’s visible if I want it to be, but also easily hidden by a long sleeve shirt or jacket.
Initially I was going to have it placed on my right wrist but I realized it would then be visible every time I shake someone’s hand. That’s great for meeting new friends but potentially problematic at work since some people still frown upon tattoos.
From start to finish I believe the entire process only took about 15 – 20 minutes. Before I knew it the cling wrap was being applied (to keep the wound safe from the elements) and I was all done!
Did it hurt?
Does a bear shit in the woods? Yes.
The inner wrist is considered to be one of the most painful spots to get a tattoo because the skin is really thin and there are a lot of nerves running through it. I definitely felt pain during the entire process but it wasn’t horrible.
I would say most of the time the pain was only a 4 out of 10, although the tail is drawn directly on a tendon and that was probably a 7 out of 10 on the pain scale. I have a low threshold for pain though so others might not find it so painful!
None of it was so bad that it would shy me away from getting a second tattoo. In fact I already have an idea of what I want next :). I guess the saying is true: tattoos are addicting!
I am really happy with the way this one came out and I’m glad I got it done. I never thought I would be brave enough to do it.
It kind of already feels like the tattoo has been there forever. Maybe because I’ve been thinking about it nonstop for a few weeks!
In addition to the tattoo, I was feeling spendy this weekend and also made a little trip to Ulta. If you like makeup/beauty stuff definitely give the vlog a watch :).
Here’s what I got:
– Smashbox Full Exposure Waterproof Mascara
– Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder
– Pacifica Sea Foam Face Wash (the BEST ever)
– Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Sleepover Mask
–OGX Fiber Full Dry Shampoo
–OGX Silky Blowout Thermal Spray
–Ulta Mattifying Balm for Oil Control
– Essence Essentials mascara, waterproof eyeliner and dip eyeliner
As for running I actually didn’t do any of it this weekend. Unfortunately I started experiencing a little bottom of foot pain last Wednesday that felt even worse on Thursday.
I think it’s just that my current running shoes are getting pretty worn. I’ve ordered a new pair and am expecting them today!
Does it annoy anyone else when you have to order the same exact running shoes? Like, I want another pair of Glycerins, but I don’t want them in the same color scheme. Unfortunately I have wide feet and can only order the black and pink pair until they update the shoe. Maybe I’ll spray paint them :).
Tell me about you — do you have a tattoo? How did you decide on the design/placement?
How did your running go this weekend?