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Committing To My First Tattoo

For the longest time my sister has begged me to get matching tattoos, and I would always say no because I was scared of hating something I put on my body for the rest of my life. Of course there are those laser treatments you can get but thats painful and super expensive so I wanted to be really sure that I wanted to take this step. Sure enough after years of convincing and settling on something small that can be covered up I decided to dive into the world of tattoos.

We decided that we wanted to get a 'sister' tattoo. We spent months searching through Pinterest looking for ideas and sending the photos back and forth to each other. Finally we came across one that gave us some inspiration. We ended up getting big sister and little sister in Hawaiian on our right foot. We went with Hawaiian because both of our middle names are Hawaiian and its cooler than English.

I don't think I will ever get another tattoo, maybe one day I will! I guess I was feeling really daring because I decided after teasing my sister by telling her I was going to get a tattoo with her for about a week we ended up deciding to go. I was so nervous I kept trying to back out, but then we talked about the fact that if I backed out Bria would awkwardly have a sister tattoo without a sister with a sister tattoo.

We went to the best local tattoo shop to calm my nerves and I walked in and about an hour later walked out with a tattoo. Everyone in the shop kept commenting about how painful a foot tattoo was in that spot so I kept getting more and more nervous but knew that I couldn't back out at this point.

They put the sketch on my foot and I looked at it in the mirror and imagined that this was something that was going to be there for the rest of my life *yikes*

My sister made me go first so that I couldn't back out *typical Bria*

Funny because her tattoo was actually shorter than mine, so hers seemed to go quicker than mine did. When thinking about what it felt like it was slightly uncomfortable and not fun at all. The artist told me what to expect but I feel like it could really be different for everyone.

Pain tolerance really varies from person to person, I feel as if I have a pretty high tolerance but it still hurt a substantial amount. Trying to describe the feeling is sorta difficult, it felt like someone was tearing my sunburned skin off of my body in a controlled manner. Weird right?

After about 2 hours, we were both done. The whole experience of getting a tattoo had happened to me and all of those scary expectations were resolved. I don't know if I will ever do that again but now I have the experience and memory of getting a tattoo. And no I have not changed my mind on it I really do love it and what it means!

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