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This blog is now retired. My new site is at: Predictably Irrational.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Tattoo Time

As some of you know, I have been working on a pretty big back tattoo. I took a break last June. A long break since I haven't gone back for any sessions since June!! But it was taking a toll on me: the time to plan around work/personal time; the financial commitment and most of all, I had it with the pain.

The memory of that pain is what has prevented me from going back. I can handle it and for three hour sessions, it's tough but 'endurable'. But for nearly a year, nearly every two weeks? I was looking less and less to these sessions. I was tensing up before she even started. I tried to become robotic about it but my whole mind-body-soul was against doing this anymore.

And yet, I want to complete this beautiful piece of art. But it's an intense fight between my mind and my heart: get the work done -- see the people and enjoy the vibe -- or endure pain for weeks ahead: three hour sessions, followed by days of soreness, only to recover a few days before I start the process all over again.

But I'm going to get this done. And so, I hope to stop by the tattoo parlor this weekend, just to catch up with Kat and let her see where we left off. Then I'm back for a session next week, the first day I take for spring break with my girls.

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