Wednesday, July 2, 2008
We had a lot of time to kill before our flight left and I had this plan to do something extreme to commerate our 10th wedding anniversary. I know it seems silly to some, but a lot of my friends that got married around the same time as we did didn't make it see this milestone. It is just a fact that many marriages don't make it this far. Not that we are any better than anyone else, but I wanted to really mark the moment.
What better way than to do it by permanatly scarring yourself with synthetic ink?
I have had the itch to get another tatoo for quite some time, but I just couldn't settle on what exactly I wanted to do. I knew I wanted it around my ankle though. Then a couple months ago I got this idea to do a band of 10 plumeria flowers around my ankle. I wanted to do it while I was in Hawaii, but only on the last day because I didn't want to limit myself from going in the water.
I found a parlor that looked legit and we were off and running.
What I didn't take into consideration is how much it would hurt. I mean, I have a tatoo on my back that I got when I was 18. (another story for another time) I remember it hurting, but maybe the arrogance of youth clouded my memory. Well let me tell you now....it hurts .....Really....really ...bad. Needles poking into shin and ankle bones are unpleasant just thinking about.
But the whole thing took about an hour and a half and it was over. I found lamaze breathing comes in handy in the funniest places :)