Thursday, 10 October 2013

First Tattoo

I've been dying to get a tattoo for so long but couldn't make up my mind about what to get, and I wasn't sure where was the best place to go while I was living at home so put off getting one until I was sure about what I wanted. I toyed with the idea of getting the deathly hallows symbol tattooed on my wrist but so many people have it and it's extremely keen on Harry Potter...

In Portsmouth I already know of four or five tattoo & piercing studios and everything is in walking distance of my house. And my housemates were super encouraging and helped me decide on what tattoo to get! I decided pretty quick to go through with it and chose to go to Portsmouth Ink on Albert Road and after visiting to check out the artists' portfolios I booked an appointment for that week.

So I went yesterday to get the tattoo and two friends came with me :) I was bricking it about the needle and the pain thinking I'd cry and vom everywhere! It actually wasn't that painful, only a little and it was totally and easily bearable. I did look away though 'cos I can't deal with needles... and I did squeeze my friends hand quite hard!

The tattoo I got was still based on Harry Potter though cos I am still pretty keen... I got a tattoo of two tiny footprints like on the marauders map on my wrist! And I love them! They look so cute :) if you follow my instagram amberlove146 you would have seen a pic or two ;) 

I have been washing it gently four times a day and putting on the tattoo cream and redressing it with cling film. Only one more day of wearing cling film on my arm then it's all out! It's going well and not scabbing, it looks very healthy :)

Getting it was sucha buzz and I want to go back and get more! I can see myself being very addicted to tattoos!

Below: Redressing it!

amber x 


  1. You WILL get addicted. I want to get another (I have 3 already, 1 big one, 1 medium and 1 small) soon but I need to save for it. I love tattoos though and unfortunately, like you said - its not scabbing but it will. They all do! No matter how much cream you put on, but its normal and try not to pick! Ace choice though, so different!


  2. I love how its an indirect Harry potter, I did something similar but with a Dumbledor quote!

    Courtney x

  3. YAY I love tatoos, looks awesome xo

  4. I love it! I'm getting two more for my birthday... the hunger for it gets insatiable!

    Charlotte - x

  5. Very cute! In Australia, I haven't ever seen anyone cling film their tattoo before. I was never told to by my tattooist, either but I've noticed heaps of people in the UK do it. I'd love a Harry Potter tattoo, but I have no idea where to get it! xx

  6. You will definitely get addicted!
    But I do LOVE harry potter and this is so cute