4.16.2011

Tattoo Re-do

On Thursday, it started out like any other typical day.

I woke up and went to work. After work, I was planning on coming home to get laundry done and get a run in.

My sister text me while I was at work and asked what my plans were when I left work, and I let her know. She said she wanted to take me to eat since Gloria's was having 25 cent margs (yes, I'm so serious) and she wanted me to go with her to get her most recent tattoo added to.

I agreed to go with.

After lunch, we headed over to the tattoo shop. She ended up not getting her tattoo added to, she got a whole NEW tattoo. It's really cute, and she loves it. So that's important.

While we were there, I mentioned that I needed to get my biggest regret (my tramp stamp) fixed. She said I should. Well, I didn't really have the money to do it. Casey said if I did her taxes for her, she'd pay for my tattoo.

Well, hell yeah. I took her up on the offer. I've had the tattoo for 7 years and have YET to get it fixed. If I didn't do it now, I probably wasn't going to.

Let me give you the back story.

When I was 17, I badly wanted a tattoo. A lot of my friends were 18, and were getting tattoos, so I wanted one too. My parents wouldn't sign for me to get one, so I found a way to get one of my own.

A friend of mine had a brother-in-law who supposedly used to own a tattoo parlor, and he said that if a went to his parents place and picked up a TV that belonged to him and brought it to his place, he'd do my tattoo for me for free and not worry about my age.

Sketchy, yes. But I was 17, so I didn't worry about it otherwise. Dumb, I know.

Well, he ended up not really knowing what he was doing, I got an awful infection and couldn't walk for a good month or so. It was a horrible experience and let's just say that my lesson was definitely learned.

7 years later, I finally got it fixed and here are the results, my friends!


I'm SO incredibly happy with the results. The artist did an amazing job fixing what he could, and I finally got color.

Isn't it awesome how different a tattoo can change?!

22 comments:

Sam said...

Ok, first, it looks AWESOME! Second, for the last few months I've been reconsidering getting a tattoo.. a tramp stamp to be exact... but I'm nervous about how permanent it is... what about yours do you regret?

Love the tat story. Especially the part about the tv hehe.

Glad you finally got it fixed!

Rebekah said...

It looks great! Haha I, too, have a tramp stamp. It's my favorite! I really want another tattoo. Husband says not now, but hopefully in the next couple of years!

tara said...

It looks SO good! Glad you got it fixed! Sounds like a terrible experience when you first got it!

Nikki Jo said...

MUCH BETTER! I am looking to get mine fixed up sometime soon but it was only done about 6 months ago, so I'm not sure if I have the money to yet.

Raven said...

That is an amazing job!! Looks great. I love tattoos, I have 7 and counting!

Kori said...

It looks great honey! Wow! I've had a couple of coverups done and am actually doing one next month. It's wonderful what they can do to fix mistakes lol. Hope you enjoy! kori xoxo

Zara said...

I almost did the same exact thing, minus the TV. I love how yours looks now! :-)

Candace said...

I love it! It looks awesome! I'm glad you got it fixed. I really like tattoos. In fact I have 2 myself!

JessRaquel said...

Looks soooo much better! My "tramp stamp" has been in crazy need of attention also.. I've been meaning to get it fixed but keep getting new ones instead haha. The guy that did mine was way too heavy handed and scarred my skin and the color never even stayed, horrible.

meghan said...

That's really amazing. You must have gone to a really talented tattoo artist. how did the change it so much and make it look so different? I really wouldn't have believed that this was the same tattoo if you hadn't said it.

I don't have a tattoo, but there have been many times that I've thought of getting one. As someone else asked, do you wish you hadn't gotten one at all or just that you had gotten something different or somewhere else? I'm wondering if I did get one if I would end up regretting it in the future.

moderndaywife said...

Wow they def fixed it well!! Looks great :-)

Boobies said...

I love the tattoo fix! It looks faboosh dahling!

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, that's so frightening!

It looks gorgeous now!

Michelle said...

I'm glad you got it fixed! They did an awesome job! It looks great!

Hope you had a great weekend! XOXO

Kendra said...

That looks great! Im glad he could fix it for you.

[SMASH] said...

Definitely looks better! How good were those 25 cent margs? The one I had [yes 1, it was CRAZY BUSY] was pretty decent!

Kiley said...

wow, that's crazy how much it changed! looks great! :)

Amber said...

Um it looks AWESOME!!!

I have a little obsession with tattoos. I have 2 of them and I need them retouched, plus I want another one once I'm done having kiddos!

ag. said...

Wow, what an amazing change! Looks great!

Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...

Yay!! It looks great! I'm so sorry you had a bad experience the 1st time around, but it looks so awesome now! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh my gosh! It looks great!!!

Kim said...

Your re-do looks fabulous!!! They did an amazing job!! I have a couple of tattoos and I love them. I want to get another one, but I don't know of what so I am holding off!

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