Not bad for a first tattoo, people usually go smaller. Good choice of design :)
Thanks. The original design was a lot smaller, but it didn't go even half way around my arm :( He blew it up and stretched it a bit, but it was still too small. Then when he changed it again, it was too big for his printer. I was having kittens by this point. I had visions of him printing it out on a roll of wallpaper. Os course as the length increased, so did the width.
The inside of the bicep usually hurts like hell.
Aww ####. It was all going well and all of a sudden I thought the gun had shot the full length of the needle into my arm by mistake. When Jay didn't say a word and carried on, it hit me - this is normal. I thought tough thoughts and told myself it was nothing. After twenty minutes of it I was crying for my mum.
DON'T PICK THE SCABS!
Right. I've been given an aftercare sheet, and like your advice, it's in BLOCK CAPS - DON'T PICK THE SCABS.
What scabs? Nobody told me about any scabs! Nor the moisturising 4 times a day or any of the other stuff. Sneaky.
Can't wait for the next one, but I'm hiding it from the kids for now. I want to get used to it first before they start doing the 'what the hell have you done to yourself, dad - you sad idiot' bit. :)