After months of planning and waiting, I went and got my second tattoo last night. The idea started out as an ambigram of my last name with a celtic knot. Matt, the tattoo artist I go to, took his artistic abilities and changed it up to match my other tattoo. My last name is now in a celtic font with the knot on either side of my name. Below is a picture of the stencil on my arm before we got started.
The process took about two and a half hours. The tattoo part was a bit uncomfortable, but sitting still for that long was the hard part. The time goes by fairly quickly, between checking out all the posters in the room and talking hockey with Matt. I enjoyed that I knew what it was going to feel like this time around. Before my first one I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to handle the pain, luckily it actually doesn't hurt too bad. There were a few spots that were more sensitive than others. A bad place was on either side of the tattoo in the top corners. In the picture below, where Matt's index finger is was a bad spot.
Below is the finished product. It turned out excelent! I had thought about using color in the knot, but at the last minute I decided not to. Angelina and I agree that that was the best decision. After seeing it finished, I think it should be easy to add onto it in the future. I plan to add my kids' names to it whenever Angelina and I have some.
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