So yeah, I got a tattoo… Actually, my wife came up with the idea of us getting matching tattoos. I had occasionally considered getting one, but I could never think of any design that I might actually want forever. And I didn’t just want some generic thing that a million other people have, just for the sake of getting one. So I was a little resistant at first. But then she thought of the concept of two stylized bodies intermingled which tied into the slogan on our wedding invitations which read ‘Two Become One’, and we started looking for designs. We got ideas from sculptures with this theme, and eventually wound up getting her boss’s daughter to take a shot at drawing something out for us. It was actually his idea to include a cross, which we thought was a great idea. So what we ended up with is a unique design that really symbolizes our faith and our lives together.
We got them done at a reputable establishment, and they only took about a half hour each for the artist to do. Mine is slightly larger which was on purpose, since it’s on the ‘prime real estate’ of my right shoulder. It hurt approximately as much as I expected I think. For someone who’s never had one the closest I can describe the feeling is someone scraping you while applying quite a bit of pressure. It doesn’t feel like needles going in and out as you might imagine. The nice thing about it was the artist needed to stop every few seconds to get more ink or reposition her hand, so it wasn’t a constant pain for the entire time. And it really didn’t hurt much at all other than when it was actually happening. In the end I’m pretty happy with it. It’s meaningful to us, looks pretty cool, and my wife thinks I’m dead sexy. 🙂
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