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?!