Saturday, July 2, 2011


I'm full to the  brim with love {and a pinch of pride} right now.

We're in bandaged mode right now. Operation: Tattoo was a giant success! Apryl {my tattoo artist} seemed pretty impressed that I went forth and completed the whole thing in one sitting. She constantly kept asking me if I was doing okay and she told me I was quite the trooper, especially since this is my first "real" tattoo. Yes, I have a tattoo on my foot, but considering that took approximately 3 seconds from beginning to end, it hardly counts. I'm pretty darn proud of myself! I really really wanted to be able to get it done and finished today. I'm stubborn like that. I didn't want to have to come in an additional time and I didn't want to have a partially completed tattoo for the time leading up to the next session.

We got started at about 1:30 and we finally left the parlor at about 8:00. Yes, I did have breaks in between. Duh. Can you sit in one position without pee breaks for 6+ hours? Nope. Luckily, the sitting really didn't phase me too badly. Prior to arriving I was thinking 6 hours would just drag on and my arm would feel like falling off, but it turned out to be an all around decent and rewarding experience! Rest assured, though, I was definitely pleased when we reached the end!

I'll be going back in about 3-4 weeks to do the background shading/filling in. I'm still debating whether to post pics of what I have now. Phill thinks I should wait until it's completely finished, background and all, but I also kinda want to show it off! Plus, I think my fam {yes, YOU} might kill me if I don't reveal it now. For now, just wait it out!

**I highly recommend Apryl at 27 Tattoo if you're looking for a tattoo artist in the Phoenix area!


  1. ...Is it safe for me to post here that I am planning my next tat and had it scheduled for last week but scheduling didn't work out? lol. I think the longest I've been able to sit under the needle is about 3 hours or so - so kudos to you! Looks big but I think the arm kind of tat would look good on you and I can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. Oh I'm sure it's safe! I can't wait to see the finished product either!