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I bet you can very clearly understand what this post is going to be about just on the title haha. I got my first tattoo.
I’m turning twenty this year and to say I promised myself I’d get this tattoo on my eighteenth birthday, I’m kinda late to that party, huh? At least I can say I know I 100% want it because I’ve waited and wondered for almost two years for it!
I’m a firm believer that tattoos don’t need to have any meaning. You can get a cookie on your ankle if you really want to, who am I to judge? It’s your body and quite frankly, that’s none of my business. Quite a lot of my tattoo ideas have absolutely zero meaning other than that I like the idea of it and think it’s quite cute.
Alas, this one tattoo has a meaning. Probably will be one of the few tattoos I’ll have that have a proper proper meaning to be honest. I wanted to get a remembrance tattoo for my mom but I didn’t really want a traditional tattoo if that makes sense? I didn’t want the stereotypical red heart with mom in the middle of it and I didn’t want the breast cancer ribbon with mom underneath like my brothers all had. They are all nice tattoos but I am not a cliche and typical person, and to be honest neither was my mother, and I didn’t want a cliche tattoo.
I was stuck for a while and then I realised a rose. My moms first ever tattoo was a rose on her back. I was pretty set on this idea because I like roses and I wanted to get them tattooed on me anyway, so why not give it a meaning? However, I didn’t want it on my back because no offence to back tattoos, I want to be able to see it – especially because it hold so much meaning to me. So therefore, I decided to get it on my inner arm.
So here I am, almost two whole years, with it on my body. I was so prepared for this to be painful because you hear of people screaming in pain whilst getting tattoos and I know the inner arm isn’t particularly an easy place especially on your first tat. Spoiler alert: it was painful but that’s just because of where I had it.
It feels so overwhelming to have a tattoo. I can’t believe I finally have it. I’m expecting to wake up tomorrow and it be gone.
So there you go, this is how much this tattoo means to me – besides the fact I am the ultimate weakling when it comes to pain and I actually got it done (shocker)