I just want to stare at my foot all the time now. My third tattoo is outlined and healing. Let me just say, when people tell you the top of your foot is a really painful place to get a tattoo, they are not joking. Wow. Talk about intense. Of my three tattoos, this was definitely the most consistently painful. At the end when the artist was inking the details like the lines in the middle of all the leaves, Rowan stood there laughing at the horrible faces I was making and snapping pictures. Nice.
Wendi did an amazing job. The tattoo looks just like Meredith's drawing. It's incredible! The linework is so fine and detailed. It looks like a vintage botanical print. We were thinking about trying to finish the whole tattoo in one sitting but the outline took three hours so the color will have to wait until we go down there for Christmas.
Mt foot was swollen for days. I had to go buy two new pairs of shoes to wear to work that wouldn't press on the ink. Now, a little over a week after it was inked, it is healing nicely although still scruffy and peeling. I can't wait to see it with the color done! I love it madly!
I told my mother we were going to get matching tattoos for her birthday in January. She didn't seem totally averse to the idea. I am thinking about Forget Me Not flowers. Just have to decide on a design and where to put it. So much ink to plan for and only a limited amount of canvas!