So, Saturday I had a missed call and then a subsequent facebook message: "Would you want to do your first [tattoo] session today?"
Um. Oh my god.
This, of course, was completely unexpected. If you remember my post from a few weeks ago, I wasn't expecting to get started until 2015. But there was a cancellation, and then not one person ahead of me on the list could come in that day.
So, I had a few moments of freaking out. Then I called back and said I could be there in forty-five minutes.
So I have a few photos from the session that I will share with you. The tattoo includes seven flowers, each representing a country that my husband and I have visited.
My tattoo artist used markers to freehand the design on my leg and hip. This is a shot from my perspective looking down. (He's sitting on the floor.)
Here are a couple progress shots. You can't see the whole piece in these--we'll have to wait until it's healed up a bit more for better photos.
We were there for about 4 hours, and I think he tattooed me for about 2.5 hours. It wasn't terrible, but there were a few tender spots. It's been a couple days now, so I'm really not too sore anymore. I have been avoiding pants, though. :)
It will be at least a month before I can go back in to work on shading and color. I am crazy excited to make more progress!