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August 24, 2011
3:47 pm
Breanne Redin
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I finally made plans to get my first tattoo. I'm 24 years old, and will be getting married in December. We will be going to Florida, and getting married on a cruise. Last night, while chatting with my uture husband's brother, he and I decided that the night before the cruise, since we would be staying the night in Tampa, we would go get tattoos together. I think it will be a great bonding experience, since Im already very close to future hubby's other brother, but this one has remaned a bit aloof.

I'm terribly excited, though I do need to save up the money, and have begun planning what my tattoo will be.

I just wanted to share, since this will be my first mod since I discovered the COBM (well, really, my first major one at all… i've only ever had my ears pierced though I had longed to do more)

 

Any tips or words of wisdom? :)

also, if anyone has any recommendations on where we could go to get them done while there, that would be wonderful as well :)

August 25, 2011
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Congrats! Just be careful if you're wearing a nice dress for the wedding. Tattoos like to bleed ink for the first few days and you don't want to ruin a dress, especially if it's white. Also, if you're going to be dancing, watch out for things like your dress rubbing on the tat. You don't want your first tatoo to make your wedding miserable. Congrats again and enjoy your wedding!

August 25, 2011
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I think that's a lovely idea!

bettyrage makes a very good point about ink bleeding! How many days into the cruise are you getting married?

It'll be better if there 3 or 4 days between, as this'll reduce the likelihood of ink bleeding or the area being swollen or sore. You are also able to have a drink if you fancy.

Bear in mind it'll mean you can't swim whilst on the cruise, or sunbathe.

I don't know artists in the area, but make sure you get a good studio and do some research first. It might put a downer on things if you have a bad experience.

These look good from their websites

http://www.mikeparsonsink.com/the-shop/

 

Have a great time!

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
August 31, 2011
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Breanne Redin
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thanks for the tips!

 

I'm going to try to meet up with him to get it done a few week in advance, though he lives far away so it might be tough to do, I think it'll still be worth it! And I'm figuring I can design it to still be a meaningful "new life" start with the hubby :)

 

Thanks again!!

 

PS: sorry for delay, hurricane caused big power outage,

only just got back on today :)

August 31, 2011
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That sounds a more practical idea! Still romantic though!

 

Hope the hurricane wasn't too bad!

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
August 31, 2011
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Thank you! and i agree. I was totally cool with it until I realized you cant even swim in the ocean with a new tat, and I wanted to snorkel in the Grand Cayman (where our cruise is going). Glad you guys mentioned swimming, cuz I was totally not thinking that part through lol. I hate pools and sun bathing, but the ocean? I cant resist! :D

 

and the hurricane wasn't bad here, it was a lower category 1 / tropical storm, but we actually seem to have had a minor tornado, and a lot of tree damage to power lines. No power for 3 days. That was the worst part for us :)

September 1, 2011
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Congrats! I dunno, I'd wait, considering diving n sun exposure. Glad you got lucky escaping Irene!!!

September 1, 2011
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Like, wait until after the wedding? I was figuring I'd do it for my birthday, which is before Thanksgiving, and I had already planned on having it somewhere that isnt too readily exposed to sunlight, since I go boating a lot in the summers. Maybe on the back of my neck (I have long hair that I often wear down when swimming, etc) or maybe a seriously low pelvic one like this http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi…..timate.jpg orrr maybe one on my side, up towards my arm pit like this http://typophile.com/files/meg…..o_5922.jpg so that my arm might protect it more. Does that seem good?

thanks for responding :) I am new to this and am liking the opinions and feedback.

September 1, 2011
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A few weeks before should be fine (4 or more i reckon to be safe), although after is an option too of course.

Whilst ink will fade over time with sun exposure, modern inks seem better, all designs will become a bit fainter and less crisp over the years, and uv isn't the only factor.

As long as you don't burn and use some sun protection, exposed areas should be fine, so my advice is get something you really want, where you want it.

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
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