My First Tattoos ♥

So a couple of months back I got my first ever tattoos! I kept the whole thing a bit quiet and didn’t actually tell anyone I was going to get them as I wasn’t sure if I was going to go through with it. It’s something I’d thought about for a little while but always thought tattoos aren’t really my style and they wouldn’t suit me.

 Just after getting the tattoos done  |  During inking

Once I got myself booked in at a local tattoo studio I was sure it was something I wanted and I felt it was a bit of a turning point for me after having a rough past 12 months. I decided to go with a couple of medium sized tattoos placed on the fronts of my thighs. I was a bit worried about this as admittedly, I’m not the slimmest of girls and so I didn’t want to draw attention to my thunder thighs!

Swimsuit is from For Luna

But I decided to go for it as it was something I wanted and I didn’t really need to worry about how I looked or what anyone thought etc and so I just went for it. It’s not like my mid-thigh is on show at work or anything!

I knew I wanted to get a heart on one leg and an anchor on the other, although I did struggle for a bit deciding on a design I liked. Eventually I settled on a heart shaped padlock with a filigree design and then an anchor wrapped in roses with a little heart at the top.

The two tattoos only took about 30 minutes each and luckily the pain
wasn’t as bad as I was expecting! Although I did cheat a bit and have
some numbing cream applied beforehand to help ease the pain. One of my
tattoo expert friends came along with me and I was really grateful I
didn’t have to go alone because I would have been so anxious! 

    

To help the tattoos heal I used these amazing products from Derm Ink which are available from Mankind. I found the Tattoo Balm to be most useful for a new tatt as it helps to soothe, protect and moisturise the skin using a blend of shea butter, beeswax and seaweed extract. The Protection Cream has also been a lifesaver whilst the weather has been good as the silky smooth formula has SPF 15 to help shield from the sun. Using these products has helped the tattoos to heal beautifully! 
In my Mayday Parade T! 
And for those that are wondering why an anchor and a heart; I got them based on one of my favourite songs which has meant a lot to me over the years; “You Be the Anchor That Keeps My Feet On the Ground, I’ll Be the Wings That Keep Your Heart In the Clouds” by Mayday Parade. 
In future I plan to get the design expanded and built up a bit more; I was thinking a ribbon with a key around the padlock and roses behind the anchor. But for now I am more than happy with my tattoos and hopefully there won’t be any regrets!

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8 Comments

  1. June 20, 2016 / 1:37 am

    Congratulations! I love tattoos. I always thought they wouldn't suit me either but, opinions change 🙂

  2. June 28, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Wow, what lovely timeless tattoos, they look great on you! It is nice that you have combined a meaningful quote to you with a beautiful aesthetic, I tried to do the same with my tattoos. They have a bit of a vintage style, was that from any influence in particular or just the aesthetic you liked? http://seraphinevintage.com/

  3. June 28, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Wow, what lovely timeless tattoos, they look great on you! It is nice that you have combined a meaningful quote to you with a beautiful aesthetic, I tried to do the same with my tattoos. They have a bit of a vintage style, was that from any influence in particular or just the aesthetic you liked? http://seraphinevintage.com/

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