Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My 1st...tattoo ;)

If you are not a big fan of tattoo, or hate it, you may skip this entry ;)
If you asked if I regret, the answer is definitely no, I used 3 years to make this decision, and I'm not going to give a shit to people who're against tattoos. Just get out from here and leave me alone.

Why I took 3 years to make this decision, if you wondered...1st, I was so afraid of pain. 2nd, I didn't know what exactly I want, from the design to colors, I only want to choose a good design and make the correct decision. Don't forget, a good tattoo lasts forever; a nasty tattoo lasts a few years (regret few years later, get it?). 3rd, I really thought I should have at least a reason to get a tattoo.

Flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, fairies...etc all fancy designs, I was really into fairies, I've searched all over the web, and books, but I couldn't get one design which I really wanted it to stick with me forever, either it was all too aggressive, too cute, too sexy, too furious, too common and...just a picture, has no meaning or uniqueness. Everybody has it, or the tattoo artists only modify from it. I know this is not I want.

March, 2007.
Behind me is a Tattoo shop
(It was late at night, Simple shop was behind me)
Kevin brought me to a Tattoo shop, Simple Tattoo, click to see his website. Simple is the name of the tattoo artist, it's his name. I remembered his wife told me I have to tell them what I want. Nonetheless, inspiration might comes from existing tattoo pictures, but I was encouraged to get the idea myself. Not point and say Hey I want this, please modify a little! I said I would think about it...2 years and 5 months later, I'm now 25 years old.

There are 100 years in a century, meaning I've lived quarter century, and Kevin and I've been together for 4 years. I made my decision and thus, Kevin brought me to Simple on Sunday, 16th August 09. Kevin gave me this tattoo as our 4th year gift, it indicates our loves, and as a reminder that I'm old. LOL! I'm kidding about the "I'm old" part. Hey it's true that I really wanted to do something this year, 25 of years...if I could live till 100 years old, I've lived 1/4 of it.

I've met so many tattoo artists, none of them like Simple. He has unique portfolios, and he's teaching the art of tattoo and there're plenty articles talking about him and his tattoos designs. I found myself very comfortable handing myself to him, LOL! I mean I have confidence in him ;) He designed the tattoo, and on 21st of August, we returned to the shop. He prepared 3 designs, designs were all drafted from zero. I have to choose one... :)

Okay, now please prepare for photos..it's not that scary ;)
His shop


Sweetheart, who brought me to this place


I was a little worried at first, I worried I couldn't stand the pain and screamed like mad man. I made myself calm down, didn't think much.
By the way, that white color part is not my butts, it's napkins




Take a peep at the design..


Simple, working on it




After 15 minutes, I was all fine...it was freaking painful but I got it over, it's painful but not drop dead painful until you want to quit halfway.


2 hours later...done! :D


Simple, taking picture of the tattoo he designed


In case you didn't notice...there's a man and a woman holding hands in this tattoo, and it's violet color, exactly what I wanted! :)
I love the design the 1st time I saw it, same goes to Kevin. I'm very pleased with the design, and I really glad that I chose Simple to make my tattoo, not others :) Guess what's more? Simple and his wife are very considerate and detailed persons, they called me the next day to make sure I follow the steps in taking care of the tattoo. It needs time to heal ;)
Their website is www.simpletattoo4u.com, they just started this site not long ago although they have 7 years of experience.


Last but not least, I would love to thank Kevin, for his support...HEY! Actually he was the one who suggested it!!! ;)

The Other side of story
I didn't tell my mum about this tattoo, I got it done on last Friday, but mum and dad went for a short trip, and got home on Monday. She didn't realized it until Tuesday (which is yesterday), when I got down to take something with bended knees.

"Ah! What's this? Is this a real one?" Mum stood behind (Well actually I purposely turned my back to her, I wanted her to see it herself), to my surprised, she didn't sound sick, but excited and happy instead! My mum is more open-minded that I knew! LOL

"Yeah...you thought it's a temporary tattoo?" I smile and asked her

"No wonder...no wonder it looks so real!" This time, she smiled and touched the tattoo :)
Now I wonder why she was so sick of my belly piercing :P












-<3

11 comments:

laverew said...

Looking forward to seeing a picture of it when it is healed.....are you considering another tattoo? Does Kevin have a tattoo?

Larry

violetmay said...

Hi Larry, I'm not considering another tattoo for now. And no...Kevin doesn't have any tattoos ;)

deb said...

nice!! i'm sourcing around for an artist too. thanks for the link, i will def check him out. :) great tattoo by the way!

xoxo

violetmay said...

Hey Deb! Let me know if you want me to go there with you!! :D

Dr V said...

WOW...you took the plunge and got the tattoo! Congrats on the 4th year gift from Kevin. He likes to get memorable gifts, and this definitely qualifies as memorable. Looks like you handled the discomfort very well. Now you know you've been afraid of the pain all those years for nothing. :p

Hey, why didn't you get Kevin's name tattooed on your neck like this one couple I know? They each got each other's names tattoed on each other's neck. You want to know how they're doing? Okay, if you push me I'll tell you...they broke up even before the ink dried on the tattoo. hahaha

It's great that your parents are so understanding too. They raised their children to be responsible, and they treat you like adults who make your own choices. They're very supportive, in addition to "open-minded" in my view. ^_^

Dr V said...

Forgot to mention...I love your tattoo design! ^_^

violetmay said...

HAHAHA!!! Are you kidding about the funny couple you know? :P
Thank you for the compliment! ^^

www.simpletattoo4u.com said...

Hi Violet ,

Thanks for your support n you love my art work i will do my best in future,improve myself in every moment , i m very happy you know my concept of art tattoo , thanks again , see u on next 2months for the check up , don't forget to made an appointment , haha,because u know i m freedom man mah ......

Simple Lim
Simple Tattoo4u

violetmay said...

Hi Simple, I will not forget the check up! See you then! :D

proteusguy said...

Wow - this was not what I expected... So this is a bit more permanent than your hair cut, Violet. :-P Hope you enjoy it!

violetmay said...

Yesss, it's not a bit permanent... it's permanent :P