White Ink...Take 2!

Those of you who read my blog already know that about 3 weeks ago I went and got my beloved white ink tattoo (Click here to read that post/see those pictures/understand the significance of the white feather). As it's a tattoo with white ink, I have been patiently waiting for the first 'draft' to heal so that I could go back and Stefan (my tattoo artist) could add further shape and detail to my feather (I'll need to go back once more so that he can go over the entire healed tattoo to make it all more vibrant). Well, I've been and I'm here to update! It's odd because I found that this second time around I barely noticed when Stefan was doing the tattoo. I was able to casually carry on a conversation with my good friend Toni (who also got a tattoo, I'll post a pic when she gives me the go-ahead!) and wasn't bothered in the slightest. I don't know if it's because this time I knew what to expect in terms of the feeling or because I was just so excited to see it finished? Just wondering if any of you with tattoo's noticed that as well? That the second time around is a piece of cake and doesn't hurt at all? Stefan said that he finds the amount of pain you feel while getting a tattoo has a lot to do with your mood. That intrigued me! My fellow inkies, please share your thoughts! I'd love to hear them! :)

When I first arrived I discussed what I was looking for in terms of the final shape, we looked at my pictures, and he was off. The appointment went super quick and Stefan, as usual, did a wonderful job. I am absolutely in LOVE! 
Even though it's still unbelievably red (much more red than the previous time, especially towards the bottom) I am tickled pink with how it's turned out. I've put a before and after picture so you can easily to see the difference.
After! Ta-da!
I'm sorry that the after picture is craptastic and not as clear as the before photo. My excuse is that I took it on my phone and had the cream already on it so was desperately trying to find an angle that didn't catch the shine. Either way, I think you can still see the changes :) Once it's healed again and I've been back for the final recolor I'll post one last time with the final product! I'm just so excited for it to be completely finished so that I can enjoy it in all of its vibrant white glory.  So keep your eyes peeled! I'm excited to share it with all of you! :)

In the mean time, I hope you've all enjoyed a wonderful weekend! Although I'm still trying to fend of this HORRIFIC cold, I've been able to enjoy the beautiful spring weather Liverpool has had to offer. It's been sunny and warm all weekend long and it's supposed to continue into the week as well! Yay! I'm so ready to dig out my Old Navy flip flops, Maxi Dresses and sunglasses! Goodbye winter, hello spring! 

P.S. After getting our tattoos, Toni and I ventured off to the movie theatre to see (after MONTHS of waiting) The Hunger Games. I don't want to put anyone off seeing it, I still think it's worth going, but I left with mixed feelings. I'll ramble more about this tomorrow, but I'm interested to know what other people thought? Stay tuned! :) 


  1. I wanted to get a white ink tattoo but was told it would fade too fast...how is yours holding up? They suggested I could try a flesh tone tattoo.

  2. Where did you go to find someone who would actually do a white ink tattoo?


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