As all of my tattoos commemorate rather large events, decisions and episodes in my life some fresh ink was most certainly on the menu after my international relocation from Berlin to Toronto:
My love for upcycling is now permanently etched on my wrist, hooray!
Thinking about getting some fresh ink? Take a peek at the steps behind my latest refashionista tattoo:
Step 1: Find a highly recommended, wonderfully reviewed tattoo studio and meet your potential tattoo artist to discuss design ideas and set up an appointment.
I did loads of research before deciding on Black Engine Tattoo Company and will absolutely be returning to Colin for my future ink.
Step 2: Once you’re completely happy with your design and 100% sure of its position on your skin the tattoo artist will disinfect the area and prepare it for the needle.
Step 3: The tattoo outline is placed on your skin with water and transfer paper (in much the same way as temporary kid’s tattoos).
Step 4: The artist loads brand new needles and the ink into the tattoo gun.
Step 5: The ink is poked into your skin.
This is my 6th tattoo and I’ve honestly never felt anything beyond a mild discomfort – kinda like rubbing a sunburn or having a kitten scratch you.
Step 6: Enjoy your new ink and be sure to follow the healing instructions!
Are you digging my ode to upcycling tattoo?
Got ink? Let me know in the comments below & share your tats on CoaR’s facebook page!
Check out some of my other ink over here.