Hey guys…. TGIF!! SOOOOO I have news….. I got a TATTOO! This is my 3rd and that is something I thought I would never say! LOL! But this wasn’t a spur of the moment but something I have been thinking about for months! My good friend Rebecca was nice enough to come with me, which made it much more fun!!
The next pictures I call the many faces of pain. And I get it… this is a small tattoo and I am being a baby but you guys, the inside of your bicep is soft and I GREATLY underestimated the amount of pain. I got nauseous and had tears brought to my eyes! Luckily it only took a little over 30 minutes to complete this.
This is the Tattoo artist is who did my weenie dog for Oscar last year and when I showed him my ideas he took them and created something new that would look good. I trusted that he clearly knows best and he was so kind when I made him change the placement of the tattoo like 3 times before we started!! Look at my face… speaking of weenies, I look like a HUGE one………
This is the look of I HAD NO IDEA IT WOULD HURT THIS BAD combined with not breathing. Rebecca was a wonderful photographer, thanks friend!
SO here she is……. This is 9 Chevron/Arrowheads and each one represents an infertility procedure. 7 IUI’s and 2 Rounds of IVF. They are in a row because as you go up it changes you and the pain from the tattoo reflects the pain of everything we went thru. This is also a play off of the Military ranking system… the more “Chevrons” you have the higher the rank and the more I went thru the more it changes you. This is also a reminder that I am MUCH stronger than I though I was and that I/we did everything we could. I did it, I survived what I thought at times I wound’t. And I love that you wound’t know the meaning of this unless I told you.
OH ya, it hurts today… thats for sure and I will show more pictures as the swelling goes down and you can see the actual tattoo better. Maybe this will help bring me closure? That would be nice.
Anyways….. I DID IT! ARGH!!!!!!