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Well...the day that I've waited years for is finally here.

I'm getting a tattoo. Many people have asked "Why?" My answer is always the same. I've always been fascinated with tattoos. Ever since I put on my first temporary tattoo, I knew that I would have a real one someday.  I had to make a decision on what I wanted to have inked in my skin. So many ideas went through my head. Of course I wanted something that had special meaning to me.

Many ideas came and went. I finally decided that my first tattoo would be a phoenix. But I had to really think about how I wanted it to look. After looking at a few pictures, I knew I did not want it to be done like a bird in the traditional sense. I thought more about the idea that the phoenix bursts into flames. From there I figured out that I wanted the bird to be drawn with flames rather than traditional lines. Then I had to figure out what colors I wanted. Blue is my favorite color, so I decided that I wanted it done in blue. Then I threw in purple because I always liked how those two colors looked together.

Once I discussed all of this with my artist, it was time to get inked. Many people told me what it would feel like. In all honesty, it is a feeling you'll never know until you feel it for yourself. But it feels like a blade going over your skin and it stings. The outline is where the blade going across your skin feeling comes in. The shading...is where it stings.

It took about 2 hours to do. And I was amazed when I saw the final result. I love my bird.

This girl is on fire!

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Comment by theleebass on November 24, 2012 at 9:21pm

looks great, im hoping to get one myself someday. i hope it heals well, you surely are on fire now :)

Comment by Christine(aka xtine) on November 24, 2012 at 9:17pm

Nice I like tats too, but don't have any either.  Im not sure if I will ever get one, but still like them.

Comment by Seth Infinite on November 24, 2012 at 1:32pm

wow!  That is really really awesome!

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