WhatIWore: I have some big news to share! Last week I got my first tattoo! I’ve been wanting to do this design for over a year, but after getting on a long waiting list, I found out I was pregnant and I just now got back in line for this piece! The beautiful and talented Amanda Leadman created this design and did the tattooing. I sent her a handful of photos with my main inspiration being a textbook style drawing of a honey bee. I also sent along images of cool shading, placement and size and just let her do her thing, She did SUCH a beautiful job and I love it so much!
And for those of you wondering about the pain, I’m gonna rank getting a tattoo below getting your teeth cleaned in terms of the hurt. I mean, it’s not painless, but it’s also not natural childbirth. Honestly, I think a sunburn hurts more. Maybe Amanda just has a gentle touch? Or maybe it’s the placement of it? Or women are goddesses and have insane pain tolerances? I’d say it’s mildly uncomfortable at best! It’s already healing up nicely (the top photo was from about 6 hours after it was finished.)