I've wanted one for ages now, and this summer my BFF Dawn and I were talking about how we should just suck it up and do it. I decided to wait until after the marathon, as some kind of reward, so we went to LoveHate Tattoo Marathon weekend, and made our appointments.
I planned on a tattoo of a Celtic Cross, but they need to be really big for them to look right. Since I planned on putting it near my ankle, it needed to be smaller. I'm not artsy at all, but I doodled a little cross, and hoped they could work with it.
We went on Saturday, Dawn was really bugging out, I was nervous, but excited. We met Newt our artist, and he was very mellow, with 15 years experience under his belt. I wanted to go first, and it only took 20 minutes. It was really painful at times, oddly it hurt more when it was on my muscle, but I was happy with the end result.
Dawn's tattoo took longer, it went almost all the way around her ankle. I kept yapping away, trying to distract her, to help her out with the pain.
When we were finished, we both felt hyped up, I've had runners high, but there must also be some kind of tattoo high. Before we went back to the husbands and kids, we made a quick stop at our friend Brant's bar and pizza place, The Dragonfly, for a beer, and enjoyed our festive mood.
I've already been asked when I'm getting my next one, but I think this is it......