So here it is people, on public demand, the snaps of my private part that bears the tattoo. (Oh c’mon you guys, my arm isn’t public yet !!) -- (Nikhil : You asked me if I am embarassed to show off my tattoo, na? You asked for it, dude !!! LOL)
Pic taken at home, the next day after inking.
Pic taken by my sis Priya, at her terrace
What is it ? – The red colored design is the horn of a Ram (Aries), which is my zodiac sign. And it also looks like the letter V, my initial and my favourite letter. My best friend Anitha chose this design for me from here.
The experience – Though I approached the place with complete zest, I started having second thoughts, the moment I saw the looooong needle. But believe me, it’s not as painful as how people think it is. There is an initial discomfort, but you would forget all that in about 5 mins. It was more or less like a sharp ballpoint pen run over my arm for 30 mins (that’s how long it took for me). The only place in my body that pained was my butt, thats where my wallet was! Guess what, the damn thing is addictive; the more I look at it, the more I feel like having another one inked. But hell, I cant ! My parents would disown me if I get one more :D
The after effects – You are free to continue with your normal routines. There is a cream that has to be applied for about a fortnight. There would be sensations to itch and scratch the tattooed area, but please DO NOT. You should also avoid working out for a few days. The tattoo bearer would normally be a topic of discussion among friends and relatives for a few days. You get different kinds of feedbacks, positive and negative, dont bother! I have had comments from my friends and relatives stating that such a thing doesn’t suit my character and me, in general. Who cares; I did what I wanted to !!! I was also laughed at for spending a fortune on a tattoo during the recession period :D
Added after publishing : Incidentally, same day last year, I had posted on my best friend Anitha here. Happy Birthday Kaira !!!