Wrapped up in clingfilm

Posted: November 15, 2010 in Coffee, Life, Miscellaneous
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Yesterday I decided to go into town and have a chat to a tattoo artist about the design I have thought about. After wandering the streets of Dublin for a little while we finally found the place, Tattoo Prime on South William Street. My partner A kindly agreed to come with me. It was a basement studio and it was pretty quiet when we arrived at about 14:00. I met the artist that was in at the time, a nice guy called Kursat. He had a look at the pictures that I had brought of designs I liked. We talked about the different designs and what ideas I had and if it would be possible etc, which meant that I would not look too much like a total eejiit hopefully… He then took a few minutes and drew the design on paper.

I was very happy with what he came up with. He then asked me if I wanted to have it done straight away. I was a bit surprised as I didn’t count on getting it done so soon, but why not! So there I then sat for approximately 3.5 hours. It’s a good thing that A was with me so that he could supply coffee during this time. My bum started to fall sleep after a few hours… I was kind of sitting a bit funny in order to be able to angle my leg the easiest.

After all was finished, I was very happy with the results and had a good few laughs with the guys in the studio. A and myself ended up famished in our favourite Japanese restaurant Yamamori Sushi, stuffing ourselves on great food. What a day.

So here I am now sitting with clingfilm around my leg every once in a while for the first few days. I felt a bit stupid in work when I had to go to the bathroom to wash the tattoo and then having to pull my left trouser leg up so that the tattoo got aired a while. It must have been some sight walking around the office with one trousers leg pulled up to the knee. After a while I had to put some tattoo goo on it again and re-wrap myself in clingfilm…and yes, I brought clingfilm to the office…

And the result? I am very happy with it! It will take a while to heal but it was definitely worth it.

Not the best photos in the world, using my phone… will try to take better pics once all is healed and then actually using my camera.

  1. Cool! But I have to ask: did that hurt??!! That’s a pretty big area! I have no tattoos myself, but I can only imagine that it would be a little painful.

  2. Ivy Blaise says:

    Thanks! It did hurt a little bit, especially when he drew the longer outlines but to be honest it wasn’t too bad. It is definitely not painless but it is not something were I would say, don’t do cos it hurts too much. The hard bit was that it takes quite some time to do… so you have to sit in the same position for a while. This one took 3.5 hours. I did have a quick break but only for about 5 min.

    For me, it was definitely worth it. 🙂

  3. Good one..all that I pain and cling film hours looks definitely worth it!!! 🙂

  4. Ivy Blaise says:

    Cheers! 🙂 Yes was worth it alright. Am very happy with the design I came up with together with the artist.

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