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The problem with getting tattoos


I’m a huuuuuge fan of tattoos. And I don’t regret any of them (yet lol). I currently only have 4, one on my upper arm, my thumb and 2 on my calf. But I’ve been itching to get another one ever since I got my last.

If I was brave enough, I’d have done a few stick and pokes, but I just don’t trust my shaky af hands.

Obviously I love tattoos. I can mostly handle the pain (I’ve never cried, yes!!) and I adore having artwork on my skin.

So, what’s my problem?

I want more. That’s it!! Now instead of just appreciating how good my tattoos look, I see potential in all the empty space on my body. And almost everyone I know who has tattoos feels the same.

I’m not sure if addictive is the right word. I just seem to get annoyed by my natural skin now, hah! I want to fill the areas surrounding the tattoos I have, as soon as I can.

That brings me to the next problem.

I don’t just want to get any old artwork just for the sake of it.

I’ve seen lots of designs that I like, which would do the job of filling up space perfectly, but that’s all I’d have them for. I think I’d regret it if I did that.

So I want to get something that has a small meaning or I have some sort of connection too, at least. My most recent one is a good example of what I mean by that. I saw a design by the artist who has done the majority of my tattoos and fell in love with it.


I didn’t end up getting that exact one and got a slight variation, but that’s a different story, which you can watch here!! Anywaaaay, the design is of a snake with hearts on its skin, while it’s surrounded by flowers.

I’ve always thought snakes were pretty damn cool animals and debated getting one tattooed. I loved how this artwork made the snake look so fierce yet girly, for lack of a better word, at the same time. And in a weird (and maybe dumb) way, I kind of related to that.

I like to think I’m quite strong in some aspects of my life, but I know I’m not in others. Which I think is symbolised in this tattoo.

Now over time I’ve even thought of another odd little connection to myself and the tattoo. I can be quite random with my style, going from all black some days to a pale floral dress the next, so I feel like that snake could be me.

It’s both bold and feminine and I’d like to think I am too…

Even though this tattoo is still relatively new, I’m already excited to see what I’m going to have next.

I’m hoping to have my mind set on a new design very soon. Right now I’m just so overwhelmed with ideas that I don’t think it would be sensible to just jump into getting something done when I’m not 100% sure.

Anyway, now I’m rambling… This post is basically just a rant about how I want more tattoos but can’t make up my bloody mind. So to be fair, it’s probably more of a rant about my problem with my indecisiveness rather than tattoos.

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  1. […] weeks later and I was back in a tattoo studio. Which may I add starts up the addiction again […]

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