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!