Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Barbie Girl with a Barbie Tattoo

This is a post I've been meaning to do for a while but have only just got around to it. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you'll already know this. But for those who don't: I now have a tattoo! I got my first tattoo on the 17th of July and I couldn't be happier with it.

It was done by Sarah K who owns Pink Flamingo Parlour and she was so super lovely that I felt a lot more at ease than I thought I would. It was still 3 hours of pain but, you know, with good company! Her eye for colour is excellent and really suits my tastes. (You can follow her on Instagram @sarahktattoo)

My perfect Barbie tattoo. (But not a perfect photo). Sarah posted a photo of some one-off ideas she wanted to tattoo, right at the moment my friend & I were discussing how I decided this year I would finally get a tattoo. When I saw the design, I could hardly believe my eyes. This was more or less what I'd been picturing since I decided I wanted a Barbie tattoo. So, I emailed Sarah and the rest is history. She was really happy the design went to someone who actually collects Barbie, as well.
Note: it does look a bit patchy (in case anyone noticed) but I bled a lot in that purple area with the hearts in it so the scabbing pulled some of the colour out. I didn't want to draw attention to it, but I also didn't want anyone to think it was dodgy work!
Taking photos of your own thigh and have them not look totally bizarre is super hard. Next time, I'm getting some help!

I definitely have more planned but it might be a while before I'm brave enough again (and have the money). And that's my tattoo story.

21 comments:

  1. wow, I just absolutely love this tattoo! It's sooo cute! What other tattoos are you considering for the future?

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    1. Thank-you! :D A 60s Barbie on the other leg to match and some others I'm being annoying about and keeping secret hehe

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    2. awesome, cant wait to see them!

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  2. I love this. It's such a great choice of design for you and the colours are so vibrant.

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    1. Thank-you so much! Yes, she has a great eye for colour :D

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  3. Cute! I LOVE thigh tattoos!

    <3
    mqrgot

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    1. Thank-you! And yes me too! They're maybe my favourite? :D x

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  4. Fabulous post title (I smiled ear-to-ear) and even more awesome tattoo. It is sooooo marvelously cute, dear Andi. Best ink I've seen in ages!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Hehe, thank-you so much, Jessica! I really appreciate your comment :D x

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  5. Oh man, I love your tattoo, Andi! It's turned out fantastic =D

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    1. Thank-you so much, Carla! I appreciate it :D x

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