I’m scheduled to get some new ink tonight and I’m nervous as fuck.
I have exactly three tattoos, all of which have been agonizingly chosen over the course of many years, with much internal debate and deliberation.
The ink tonight will be added to the existing tattoo on my right calf/lower leg. And it is the first time I did not actively choose the design.
Hence my nerves.
I am working with the tattoo artist (the guy who did my forearm) to design an underpattern for my leg ink. I wanted to add depth and dimension– smoke or clouds or a pattern, just to flesh out the original design a bit.
And tonight is the night I’m scheduled to go under the needle.
The thing is– I haven’t seen the design yet. I met with the artist months ago and we went through potential design choices and aesthetics. But that’s it. I basically left him to his artistic devices.
This artist is also so in demand and so busy that I’ve had this appointment scheduled since February. And if for some reason the design is a no-go, I have no idea when I will be able to reschedule with him.
And so I’m a bit nervous.
Plus there’s the whole pain aspect, as the back of my calf was indeed a sensitive area and not a lot of fun the first time around.
Wish me luck!