I often read peoples blogs where they have gotten a tattoo in a destination, and I have several myself that I have collected as mementos of a trip.
Did you go machine or traditional?
I am planning a traditional polynesian peice but am worried about the pain factor...I have my ribs tattoo'd so I do know it hurts 😉
Has anyone ever not liked their tattoo or a partner getting a tattoo?
I was the other way around. Before moving to Shanghai from Singapore,I needed a Chinese name, so my tutor named me Xin Long (fortunate dragon) despite me not being born in the Year of the Dragon. So in order to become the dragon she named me, I had a dragon tat done on my back. So now I'm the guy with the dragon tattoo (must be millions of us out there). Good luck with the traditional polynesian piece. You are brave !
Im scared sh**less LOL! I started reading about the tools - boars teeth etc - I suppose it cant be any worse than bamboo! I hope.
cindy, bamboo?!? what are you going to get?
I only have my uni student rebel tattoo which is MC Eschers Impossible Triangle on my belly (i did maths at uni) but after two kids it aint looking so MC Escher and more like a really bad circle 😊
i'd love to get some more but my hubby is quite against them and since my historic one doesnt look so good anymore its probably not the time to ask for more lol!
Dale & I got tattoos in Krabi, Thailand. They weren't really a momento of our travels but more the result of a drunken first arrival night in Thailand.. I mean who puts a tattoo artist in a bar!? Thai's do.. good trade!!
As I've stated before in our blog we both woke up in the morning with looks of horror wondering what we'd done!
Although we are both used to them now I think we can both agree we wouldn't never have chosen them if we were sober!
Ah well a good story to tell and a reminder of a fun night if nothing else!
It hasn't put us off though and we've both had many more since.. we've just thought a bit more about these one!
LOL @ who puts a tattooist in a bar = clever thais indeed. Actually some of the best tattooing ive seen came out of Krabi..Mr Tattoo who shoot tattoo 30 years but speaks no english did my ex giants head with bamboo...
I had an Iguana (yes..i know....) done in bamboo on my shoulder in thailand a few years ago. Tam why dont you just get it ''renovated'' - I have several that have been reno's.
I was thinking I have a bit of room left on my neck so was looking at a traditional manta ray with a turtle inside the rays body and some tiare flowers and line work covering over some old lettering...at this stage.
i think traditional ways of tattooing is very much painful.
Im expecting it to be insanely painful, that way if its anything less than insane I can deal with it 😊 on the upside, the artist gives me the boars teeth tools as a souvenier to keep when he has finished...owww..
It was far from painful..less painful than bamboo or gun..ended up a combination of both.