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.
I’m happy I’m living up to making 2012 my make-things-happen year. I attended my first Japanese class last Saturday!
When I was little, I picked up Nepali in a couple of months (it took that much time for me to forget it too when we moved back here haha!), so this will be my first time to learn a language in a classroom setting.
We started off slow and easy. Mostly common phrases like, “Please” and “Thank you”, and how to introduce yourself.
Pretty much stuff I’ve picked up with all the Japanese TV I’ve been watching lately, only now I know how to say it more politely HAHAHAHAHA.(*-`ω´- )
Writing, on the other hand, is a lot more difficult than I expected. While I’m a little familiar with Katakana and Hiragana, the stroke order is driving me crazy!
My failure at Japanese penmanship aside, we’re off to a fun start. I’m excited for the next class this Saturday! がんばりま!