Three months, thirteen hours, two sessions, and a shit load of movies later, my birthday tattoo‘s finally done! ^_^
I didn’t think it would take me this long to go back for my second and last session with Ram, but I couldn’t afford to miss another class and had to wait til Module 3 was over. (I passed by the way, YAY!)
I do think this is my prettiest tattoo yet. Not that there’s much to choose from, but I just think it’s absolutely gorgeous.
My pain tolerance was horribly low that day. I usually only really start feeling the pain around two to three hours into it, but I felt all the pain from the beginning. It felt a lot longer than the first session, when it actually took less time.
It’s been about a month now since I quit my once-perfect job, which sucks, but I just couldn’t take it there anymore.
Long story short (because I don’t believe in badmouthing a former employer), the offshore head office hired some new people which resulted in some Game of Thrones shit to hit the fan. I was never one for office politics, so I left.
I wasn’t a bum for long. I’m doing graphics and shit from home. It’s a little lonely, but it pays the bills. I also lost the 15 lbs I put on last year so yay!
To celebrate not being unemployed, my 28th birthday, and a little over a year of singledom, I decided to get my 4th tattoo.
I’d wanted something connected to my octopus for quite some time since it feels a little half-assed to me now. It’s kinda just to one side of my back, leaving a lot of blank space, so I asked Ram to design me a Ukiyo-e/Irezumi-inspired chrysanthemum in waves to make everything look more cohesive. (It was inevitable that I’d get something Japanese-y eventually, yes?)
Due to its size, it had to be split into two sessions. We only got the lining and the chrysanthemum’s colours done this time.