If you follow me on twitter then you may have seen me discuss foot tattoos with a few other bloggers a couple of weeks ago after having a spontaneous 5 minutes where I was convinced I was going to get one done. I’m usually the friend that goes along to hold hands in support, as tattoos are inked or piercings are pierced. Most recently I went along with my sister to get her ears pierced for the first time & with fellow blogger Lorna, to get her shell tattoo on her wrist, and knowing Lorna, it probably won’t be long till I head along with her in support for her next one! ;-p
The more time I spend in these tattoo parlours combined with evenings spent on social media, the more I toy with the idea of getting a tattoo. I’ve always been a piercings girl (I have my belly button and 3 piercings in each lobe – so far) but nowadays there’s so much imagery of tattoos around us that I can’t help but ponder on the idea. I will log onto my pinterest account and there will be pins by others seeking inspiration. Scroll through my instagram feed & someone will be showcasing their new ink. Log onto youtube & one of my fave youtubers has uploaded a q&a about their tattoos. I’m surrounded! No wonder I’ve contemplated it now and again! I like the idea of something smallish but detailed – if that is possible! Watercolour tattoos can look so nice if created using the right colours, dot work is also a style I really like as there so much work and detail that goes into them.
I’ve always said if I were to have a tattoo, I would like it somewhere on my body where it would be quite subtle. I’m not one for a full sleeve! Maybe somewhere like on the back of my neck, or on my foot. If I want to show it off I can, other days I can go around and it be unnoticed. I know there are mixed opinions about whether tattoos should have a meaning behind them and I personally like the idea of them being personal. A date that means something to you, your birth flower, a quote you like to live by, or even something symbolic that relates to a event in your life. With this in mind, it means I have a fair few ideas of what I would like, if I were ever to take the plunge. I've even thought about buying some temporary tattoos off of Etsy. There are a variety of types to choose from, I do think this is a good idea to have a play around and gives me time to really consider if I want to get one in the future. The bonus being these can be removed fairly easily compared to if I had a real one and had to opt for more extreme methods of removing a tattoo from companies such as Sk:n Clinics.
So while I ponder over the idea, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Have you ever thought about getting a tattoo? Maybe you have one, what do you have?