The tales of two pernicious pugs and their doormat.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

So...

Um...leg tattoos? Well, they're strange.

I remember getting my back tattooed, and being extremely sore for several days.
I'm not really sore with this upper leg tattoo.

However, I am swollen like a bowling ball. I wasn't swollen with the back tat.

Okay, it's not THAT bad. But the skin around my tattoo is puffed and red. I don't think I've ever been that swollen before anywhere on my body. And when I poke my skin, it feels kind of hard. Hm. Weird. Maybe it's because my leg takes so much more abuse than my back? I mean, I walk on it all the time. My back just sits there and chills most of the time.

I don't know. Fortunately, I don't feel discomfort (except when I rub cream over it, which is no fun), so I'll just let it relax for now. I still love it! And the blood finally seeped into my skin and the colors are looking better already. Unfortunately, my camera batteries are dead and I'm too busy today to run out and buy new ones. Tomorrow. I promise. :)

By the way - I have to admit something to you. I didn't trust my tattoo artist. I was watching him tattooing it yesterday and thinking, "Crap. I'm not sure I like the color. It's too dark! I told him I didn't want it that way." But today? Today I woke up and peeked at it and went, "Ahhh, my precious!" *in my best Gollum voice*

Lesson? Always trust your tattoo artist. Especially if he's been tattooing for 20 years. The dude knows what he's doing.

3 comments:

PinkPiddyPaws said...

It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again! ha..ha.ha.... :P

Bree said...

Ok, if your tattoo artist has been in the business for 20 years, has an actual shop, and is not operating out of an alley, THEN I think "always trust your tattoo artist" is a good rule of thumb. But otherwise...trust your gut!

Pug & I said...

cinnkitty,
Why oh why is every blog I read referencing Silence of the Lambs lately? It's creepy :)

Bree,
Okay, I agree with you there. Maybe I should have been more specific - my artist owns his shop (which is not located in a little alley) AND has been tattooing for a long time. Thus, I trust him. :)