I've been wanting to get a tattoo for the longest time ever, not a discreet little star or a bunch of curvy lines, I wanted something that would be a piece of art on my body... something with wings [I have an obsession with flight] and something significant.
But I never had an appropriate time get inked. First I was too young, then I started modelling at 15 and then came a whole bunch of pagaents like Miss Singapore Universe (it would not have been possible to hide a huge tattoo with make up), and then came my 3 year teaching career (I don't think they care about artistic expression or individuality... tattoos are just frowned upon!!! You have one... and suddenly you're not a good role model??).
But now that I'm moving on to a new phase in my life and new experiences, I almost feel redeemed... born again. And so I chose to have an angel tattoo. Not one of those trendy manga type angels, but I wanted medieval art or something close to that period. So my angel had to look every bit like the kind of angels I grew up believing in. The very angels in church on the stained glass windows. Chak Tat... from Johnny Two Thumb, Far East. Incidentally also my brother's favourite tattoo artist.
Did it hurt? Like a *#&$#
Was it a tolerable pain? Of course.
Tattoos do require A LOT of consideration first though because it's costly, painful, and it's a lifetime investment. It shouldn't be something you do for fun.
Will I do it again? In a heartbeat.
Now I just got to be careful not to overdo it. It is addictive! Part of me wants to add another angel on my back, and then clouds, and keep adding till my back becomes a murial, suicide girl style. Yet, I still want to be feminine and girly and I'm sure too many tattoos will just spoil that.
I'll be satisfied with my *cough* tiny *cough* angel tattoo for now.