Posted on August 20, 2012 ◄
Diary of a Blogger:
Tammy Got INK’d
It has been two years since I told myself I was going to get another tattoo (I have 3 that are hidden)... I had so many ideas in my head and I knew exactly where I wanted it BUT I was too scared to get it because of my job, my wedding day, my mother… EVERYTHING.
One day I decided to stop being scared and go back to Whatever Tattoo -In the Village (the place I got my 2nd tattoo on my back) and spoke to my artist Hershal on what I want and why I want it here.
See when I was 17 years old I begged my Mother if I can get a tattoo of my name on my arm. With her saying "No" for 5 months straight she finally said "Yes" (BUT TO TEACH ME A LESSON). My mother would say that by having my name "Tamanika" on my arm made no sense at all... but being 17 and don’t listen I took that "Yes" and ran to some tattoo shop on Fordham Rd. in the Bronx and got my tattoo (my name) on my left arm.
Now.... Many years later I SO regret getting this tattoo... NO I regret getting my name on my arm because it's like I don't know my own name OR people would walk up to me and say "Hello Tamanika"... I can’t even lie and make up a fake name with my REAL name tatt'd on my arm, Lol so my mom won & I was ready to get it covered.
Two weeks ago I started the process of covering my name. The 1st session took (4 hours)... YES 4 DAMN hours of me sitting in the chair getting something that I always wanted (a sleeve, exotic flowers... something that represents me)... My 2nd session, which was last Thursday took about 2 1/2 hours to finish (which you see pictured above).... BUT wait... I'm still not finished... my LAST session (an added flower at the bottom) will be this Thursday and I cannot wait till it's all done and do what I do best.... HAVE A PHOTO-SHOOT with my new INK.... NY INK
**I know some of you are wondering about work, etc... Don’t worry... I am always professional: wearing sweaters in the office or properly dress while I’m out on the field/ in meetings with different schools/ Principals, etc (evil grin) and remember........ I am my OWN Boss... I am a Site Director Dammit, Lol
Up Next: Street Style/Color blocking Pt. 2
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