Saturday, March 24, 2012

Answering your tattoo questions

"How long did it take to get your tattoo?"  Over two hours
"How much did it cost?"  $75.00, but they have low overhead since they are not in a big city.  I heard one of the guys telling a lady, "You'll have to go to (some shop in) Warrensburg to get that done; it will cost you twice as much, because it's a college town, but that's where you need to go."  I have little idea what the going price is for a tattoo the size of mine, but I'm thinking anybody with that kind of artistic talent who spends over two grueling hours working on an old lady's back is working pretty cheaply.  
"Didn't it hurt?"  After the first five minutes or so, I more or less got used to the burning sensation and didn't even think about it... until the last twenty or thirty minutes, and then I was very ready to be done.  Logan kept asking me if I wanted a break, but I just wanted it done, so he kept at it.  
"Are you going to wear sundresses to show it off?"  I might get some tank tops or spaghetti-strap shirts for here at home, but I will probably wear my usual T-shirts when I'm off the property.  People do tend to judge folks with tattoos.  How do I know this?  Because I've done a little judging of my own, over the years.
"Why Pegasus?"  You'll find the answer HERE, if you read the whole entry.  If I hadn't been watching an episode of "Pickers", I would have ended up with some sort of Honda Gold Wing tattoo, which would be about me and Cliff and our mutual love of riding the motorcycle.  The Mobile Pegasus goes back to Cliff's teenage years, his youngest sister's childhood (and even another sister who died as a toddler), and to my children's infancy.  So it's very personal to me, and reminds me of my favorite people. 


If you have other questions, leave them in my comment section and I will edit this entry to answer them.

9 comments:

darev2005 said...

I'll admit that I'm a weenie. When i got the dragon on my forearm I almost got sick. There were a couple of spots, like right up inside my elbow where the skin is really thin and it burned like fire. Had to take a break and walk that one off. Can't wait to see yours when it heals up.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hope it makes you happy and that is what is important when you are fulfilling that bucket list.

Missie said...

I love tattoos especially when there is a story or meaning to one. Where's the picture?

Jon said...

75 bucks is a good deal for a tattoo! Congratulations!

Donna said...

Missie, the pictures are in the preceding entry.

Paula said...

Thanks for the info. I have a blood condition and therefore a low immune system so I won't be going for one. If I could it would be something small like a flower or butterfly. Glad you were able to do something else you wanted to do.

Margaret said...

You are so adventurous! I admire that very much. I'm a chicken!

TARYTERRE said...

You got yourself a BARGAIN on that tattoo. The design with Cliff's name is beautiful. It is really special because of the story of your lives connected to it. ENJOY. Show it off. Nobody should sit in judgement.

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I think your tattoo is great and if you can do it, so can I. I've always wanted on... not too big. So now I have to think of what I want!