I know Sam (http://samanthascopic.blogspot.co.uk/) has been wanting to see a picture of my first tattoo for a while now so here it is:
Apologies for close-up leg shot, not my best angle. But there is my little owl. I know owls seem to be dominating interior design, soft furnishings, jewellery, clothes and everything else recently, but my nickname for about 6 years has been 'owl' and this particular owl is very close to me. She may not look the greatest but this design is from a picture I found in a library book I was using for one of my ancient Greek essays, it is a very old drawing by an ancient Greek of the 'owl of Athena' as the owl was her symbol. I was in two minds to get the foliage either side done or not but I wanted to be true to the picture so I had it exactly as it was and I love it, it's exactly the same as the picture (even if it is a bit bigger than I thought it'd be!!) As soon as I saw it I loved it, then the idea for it to be my first tattoo popped in to my head. Even my mum loves it!
I am addicted to piercings, I have my nose pierced, upper and bottom lips, 2 normal and 1 cartilage on my left ear and 2 normal and one anti-tragus on my right ear. I can't really get any more piercings, I already look slightly ridiculous with the amount I already have but now I have a new addiction - tattoos!
I loved the feeling of getting one - it hurts a little but it's really nothing of note, the outline definitely hurt the most but the shading and little details actually felt quite nice! I got this done as my birthday present to me and I'm so glad I did, I love her - and now the nice weather is here I get to show her off as it's on the inside of my right leg, just above my ankle.
Now I've got to think about what and where the next one's going to be! I'm following what I call 'the wedding dress rule' at the moment, so I'm not going to get any done where they could be seen when I'm in a wedding dress. I think I might stick to the legs as I really like the way they look and they're really easy to cover up / show off.
I got my tattoo done at Alpha Omega studio on St Mary Street, Cardiff, by Morgan.