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Things To Know Before Getting Inked

I’ve been getting some questions recently about my tattoos and advice that I have for people getting their first tattoo, so I figured I’d break it down for you guys! 

  • Learn how to cover the tattoo (in case you ever need to). There are many, many products that claim to cover a tattoo, so I suggest doing some online research before choosing a product that will fully conceal your ink. 
  • Do your research on the tattooing process. Know what will happen before, during, and after the tattoo. Make sure you are aware of what is going to happen, and the different steps to applying a solid tattoo. 
  • Eat before your tattoo appointment! This will prevent you from possibly fainting/passing out during the tattoo. It also may help to bring a bottle of water.
  • Bring distractions. You are less likely to be able to sit through your first tattoo if you are sitting there focusing on how badly it hurts. A book or an iPod can be a miracle in these situations. 
  • Pack snacks, a phone charger, and cash. You may want to take a break somewhere in the session, and that will give you an opportunity to charge your phone if you’ve been using it to distract yourself. Bring cash to tip your artist (tips can range between 15%-25% usually). 
  • Dress comfortably. Don’t go in a super nice maxi dress, or tight clothing. Don’t go in baggy clothes either, obviously; but wear something you’re going to be okay sitting in for hours. 
  • Look up tattoo shop etiquette. If you’ve never been in a shop before, chances are you probably don’t know how to act in one. Do some research and familiarize yourself with the typical environment you’re going to be in, and if possible, visit the shop beforehand and get the feel of things. 

Hope I answered any questions. Thanks!

“What do you do when the person you love doesn’t love you back?” She asked. She was holding a burning cigarette in her fingers, and she tilted back a bottle of wine.
“You keep loving them.” I said. “Because love is like a disease. You don’t get to decide when to stop. You don’t get to make that choice.”

I knew she was thinking about him. But I was thinking about her. And my disease was terminal. The worst part? I knew she wouldn’t be at my death bed.

—  excerpt from a book i’ll never write // whenpoetsbleed

Favorite character - Ginny Weasley

‘WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING?’ 'Oh damn,’ whispered Ginny, jumping to her feet. 'I forgot — ’ Madam Pince was swooping down on them, her shrivelled face contorted with rage. 'Chocolate in the library!’ she screamed. 'Out — out — OUT!’ And whipping out her wand, she caused Harry’s books, bag and ink bottle to chase him and Ginny from the library, whacking them repeatedly over the head as they ran.

“What do you do when the person you love doesn’t love you back?” She asked. She was holding a burning cigarette in her fingers, and she tilted back a bottle of wine.

“You keep loving them.” I said. “Because love is like a disease. You don’t get to decide when to stop. You don’t get to make that choice.”

I knew she was thinking about him. But I was thinking about her. And my disease was terminal. The worst part? I knew she wouldn’t be at my death bed.

—  Excerpt from a book I’ll never write