WOW! Our first day of freedom was even better than I could have imagined. I’m feeling a bit sick this morning but that is so worth it for the amount of fun that I had yesterday. As I said in my last blog post, I had to start my day by going to the local tattoo parlour in the Brisbane CBD. I live in the outer suburbs of Brisbane so I got up really early to get there by 8:00 am. I honestly hardly slept at all, that’s how excited I was for my life to start back up again and for me to get my next tattoo.
Whilst I was at the Japanese tattooist in the Brisbane CBD, I started brainstorming possibilities for my next tattoo. I know that sounds crazy but I just can’t help myself. I love myself and I love expressing myself through tattoos. I was obviously at the tattoo parlour to get an old tattoo covered up, but that didn’t mean I couldn’t dream about the next one. When I booked in, I didn’t realise that the tattooist specialised in Japanese-style tattoos. I’ve never considered getting a tattoo in Japanese before, but seeing her past artwork on the walls made me very keen to get one.
I have a rule that I’m not allowed to book in to any sort of tattoo artist, whether that be a realism tattoo artist, neo-traditional tattoo artist or in this case Japanese tattoo artist. That way I can just make sure that I really want the tattoo. I have to wait two weeks after coming up with the idea to book in with the tattooist. That has been a good decision because it’s saved me from some potentially questionable ideas in the past.
You may be wondering why I needed a cover-up tattoo when I have this fool-proof rule. Well, I didn’t always have the rule and that was the reason I put the rule in place. As someone with so many tattoos, I’m lucky I’ve only disliked one.