Getting a tattoo has been in my bucket list since forever but I never really acted on it. And it was just fate that my ate Chona scheduled her piercing session today and asked me if I wanted to join since the place is a well-known tattoo place. I immediately said yes! It’s fate that I finally get to fulfill my dream of getting a tattoo!
Hours before leaving home, I frantically researched online on what kind of tattoo I’d get and where I intend to get it tattooed. It was pretty clear to me that it has to speak to me as a person. Heart immediately come to mind (duh? that’s my nickname) ❤️ So one tattoo planned: this one will go to my wrist. I didn’t want it to be too small like how lots of celebrities did. I wanted mine to at least be a lil bit obvious.
I knew I wouldn’t want to go to the tattoo place on my own so I planned for a second tattoo. This time, it’s going to be on my ankle. I initially thought of getting a ❤️ for it too but changed my mind as I thought it should be longer and more pronounced. So I thought of a red rose 🌹which is my favorite flower. Then I thought wouldn’t be too simple for me? So then, I found a nice blue rose with love yourself written on it. I knew right there and then that I wanted something like that but the rose is colored red and with only love as the script. Second tattoo decided! I was very very excited!!!
At 2:30PM, we left our place and went to Makati where P&P Tattoo is. Outside, it looked very dark, black sign, fully tinted windows and inside, it looked as dark. All 3 tattoo artists and the receptionist have tattooes all over their body and they all looked super tough but they were the warmest people ever (especially the receptionist)! Ate and kuya got assigned to the head tattoo artist who did their couple wolf tattoos while I was passed on to the artist named Aw for my 2 tattoos.
At first, Aw printed the sample images I sent to the shop’s email. He edited it a bit and printed 3 different sizes of each tattoo design. Showed me and asked me which ones I wanted to do. So I chose the largest rose for my ankle and the smallest one for my wrist. Designs are now finalized. I was super excited yet also a bit nervous as apparently, they don’t put any anesthesia at all (yikes!).
He started with my ankle tattoo first. I said to myself that I would refrain from looking into it and just breathe while he starts to do the tattoo so I won’t feel much pain. Surprisingly, it wasn’t even that painful. To the point that I was able to take a video and tons of pictures! These artists are indeed professionals (as proven by the awards displayed in the shop). The process wasn’t painful and it was not that long. The work is super clean and the red rose with love script 🌹looked really nice on my ankle! I was happy with the first tattoo! I finally got inked and my bucket list item checked!!! ☺️
Now on to my wrist, my nervousness was totally gone and I was confident that it would be quick and painless. Then, I felt a lil bit of pain, hahaha but it was still bearable. Aw drew the heart shape first before he started coloring it with red. Fast and easy, I got my ❤️ on my wrist!
2 tattoos on my first trip to the tattoo place! How adventurous is that? Indeed the rumors are true, when you start to get inked, you’ll get addicted. You would want to get more tattoos in your body in the future. I’m going to be contented with what I have now. I’m so glad I did this today… I can now confidently flaunt my tattoos which I personally treat as statements: heart and rose for love.