Sunday, October 21, 2007

Murphy's Law


"Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Everything takes longer than you expect.
And if anything can go wrong,
It will, at the worst possible moment."

Not the case, today. I woke up today, and decided I had 'the itch'.
Anyone that doesn't have tattoos, can't possibly understand what the itch entails. Pretty much to sum it up, you wake up one morning and decide, today, you're getting a tattoo. Angel, my apologies for getting mine first, but I really couldn't resist.

I wish I could be one of those people that says, "Getting a tattoo is fuckin' erotic." Or "Nothing turns me on more than getting inked." I, on the other hand, am one of those people that cringes like a poor kitten in the tattoo artist's chair, asking 500 times if she's done yet. This is the second tattoo I had done by, Bonnie. The first tattoo I had done there was by Andy. Two sweet little cherries behind my left ear, tucked away for those that get close enough to taste them. Otherwise, they're pretty much hidden. Bonnie is a tough looking chick, with a hard shell, that looks like she's gonna smack you if you look at her funny, but she ended up making me smile and laugh the whole time. OK. Not the whole time, but a few times, during the process. She's the kind of person you feel comfortable with, and makes you glad that she did your work. Thanks, Bonnie. You're a champ.

I sat in the chair, shaking like a leaf during the line work, and almost having tears welling in my eyes a few times. We took a short break so we could smoke and I could bitch about how I should've taken some paid meds before I came. Bonnie admitted to me that out of all her tattoos, and this woman has a LOT of tattoos, that that area hurt the most. (Now, no one told me that this is one of the most painful places that you can get a tattoo. It begins right between my breasts, stemming up into two beautifully shaded clovers. Luck of the Irish, eh? Sure didn't fell fucking lucky... Shit, did I start this thought with parenthesis?) The shading wasn't so terrible until the end, and Bonnie was getting annoyed I kept asking how much longer. I don't have the highest threshold for pain, even though I do have a bunch of tattoos and plan on getting more in time.

Now, I know I'm into the whole, confidentiality thing, but I have to say, if you're in Northern California, and looking for a great tattoo artist, I'd send you straight to Santa Cruz Tattoo. Of course if you say that Simply Curious recommended you to them, I highly doubt that they'll know who the hell you're talking about.

Special shot out to Bonnie, Andy and Nate, my favorite tattoo artists and the best Santa Cruz has to offer. Don't let anyone tell you different. Haha, this is starting to sound like an ad.

I had a completely different post planned for today, but this will have to do for now. Tomorrow evening, I have a new topic while I'm not all doped up on pills.

Until Tomorrow,

S

16 comments:

  1. another curious girlOctober 21, 2007 at 11:17 PM

    Thats so cool! what other ones do you have? I live in california and when I go get my next tatoo Im going to them! Whats their minimum? you rock SCG!

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  2. oh NO i'm so jealous!!!!!
    i've had that itch for months!
    i cannot believe i still have to wait for mine...
    screw it, i think i'm going next week!

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  3. i'm going next friday!!!
    i'm going next friday!!!
    I'M GOING NEXT FRIDAY!!!

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  4. Another Curious Girl:
    I have a few other tattoos. One on my foot, my neck, and behind my ear. I believe their minimum is 60$. Glad you like it. :)


    Angel:
    Woohoo, finally! Yay! Now I'm glad I put the sting in you bad enough to get it together and go. OK. So you're getting a tattoo...now, to get you laid...hmmm.... :D

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  5. I brought a teddy bear with me to squeeze when I went. I refused to take a break, I just wanted to get it over with.
    Mine is big enough to constitute 3 tattoos though.
    I do occasionally crave more though- it IS addictive.

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  6. Princess,
    The break was really Bonnie;s idea, but it was much needed and helped a lot. I'd love to see a pic of yours! Teddy bear...now that might get me some looks...

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  7. I did get a few looks walking in with a stuffed toy- but at least I didn't cry or whimper like I was scared that I would.

    This is the link to my tattoo photo:
    http://winnipegprincess.blogspot.com/2007/05/inked.html

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  8. I was extremely close to getting something on my lower back but I wanted to be sure. Since I was sure I wanted this, I got it instead. Yours is stunning. This tattoo was the first one that my eyes almost gets teary. I think when you're first starting to get them, it's a lot worse, but once you've gotten a few, those itches aren't as few and far between. I'm glad you didn't go with the asian lettering. It's all too common these days.

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  9. mwaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaaaaa...
    oh my god i love your blog girl!!!

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  10. Angel,
    I'm so glad. I think part of the blogging experience is wondering if people will like what you have to say. I have to admit though, I enjoy being hated from time to time, too...lol

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  11. hi simply curious, i always read angel's blog...and i couldn't resist checking out your new tat...good heavens you girls have balls of steel...it looks great!!!

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  12. At first I was intrigued. Then I read. And read some more. Until I read the entire thing. Not to offend, I like what you've written. There is much more to you than people might read and think they know.

    Thanks for visiting my "zombie" photo! "I see dead people."

    I love the new clovers. You are much braver than I. . . . I have 3 that are cleverly hidden unless I choose. In fact, 11 years later, I consider getting the 2 gone for good & keeping the 1. Would I rather have a tattoo or a scar? It's a good question that needs an answer I don't have.

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  13. Sweetass,
    God, I love typing that. Lemmie just type it one more time for good measure. Sweet. Ass. OK. Now that I got that out of the way, thanks for the compliment. Hurt like a bitch to get this one done. Still hurts...


    Jen,

    I always think long and hard before I get something new. You have to weigh options in your head, like, "Will this look good when I'm 80?" or "If I decide to wear a sleeveless, backless dress to a black and white ball, can I get away with it?" I'm pretty sure by the time I'm 80, I won't be wearing low cut tops that show off my cleavage, so this spot seemed ideal. Tattoos are much prettier than scars, believe that. If you've ever seen the scars that the lasers leave, you'd stick to your tattoo and buy the appropriate cover up for when you need to hide it.
    I'm absolutely flattered that you read my whole blog. I have a tendency to ramble...

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  14. You’re displaying your tattoos and Angel is displaying hers and you’ve all got the itch for more tatoos. Have I missed something in my life?

    As I commented to Angel, I do have a half dozen or so scars on my body from living an active life. But that doesn’t count, does it?

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  15. Nick, of course they count. I consider these my battle scars...I do have the itch for more tattoos. Can't seem to help myself.

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