Can’t Wait To Get Inked…

Hello bloggers.

I just thought I would give you a pre-warning as I am getting some more tattoos on Tuesday. And I can’t wait. I’m getting two done in one session. So expect two blog posts about the significance behind the tattoos!

Love from a very excited SM.

Want to read the blog posts about these new tattoos? Look here.

Tattoo#2: You are my sunshine

Let’s have a sneak peak at my back tattoo, that is normally covered up. As you can see on the picture below, it’s based on my upper-back, at the centre.

I chose to have the tattoo done in that spot as my back isn’t normally exposed and it has a lot of sentimental behind it. So I thought that this placement isn’t to obvious, so it is primarily just for me to know it’s there. People are usually shocked as they forget that I have this tattoo as it’s quite big and striking, but it isn’t in an obvious place. This was my second tattoo, and I got it in December 2012 (I was eighteen).

How long did it take, you ask? I had it took around an hour and forty-five minutes and I only had a five minute break half way through so I could have a drink of lucozade and a bit of chocolate to get my blood sugar up. If you’ve never had a tattoo before, they make you feel faint so you need sugary things before/after/during the tattooing process. I got it done at Talisman Tattoo Studio by Big G in York, England. I love this place, I’ve had four out of my five tattoos done there.

So let’s dig into the meaning behind this tattoo.

When I was younger I was very close to my nana and grandad. They looked after me when I was younger while my parents were at work and when I grew up I spent lots of time at their house. They were my rock. Through my mum and dad divorcing and arguing, they ignored the views of their son (my dad) and supported my wants and decisions. They kept me sane through difficult times. My nana used to sit me on her lap and wrap her dressing-gown around us both when I was small, and she used to sing this song to me, ‘You are my sunshine’. Grandad used to join in and sing it along with us. Growing up, I always associated this song with happy memories and spending time with them both.

Sadly, my nana passed away when I was twelve. The passing broke my heart. I her passing was one of the things that triggered by depression. When I was seventeen my grandad then passed away.

I related the song lyrics to them both,

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy, when skies are grey. You’ll never know dear, how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away.

Those are the main lyrics I’ve got on my back, as I don’t think my grandparents ever knew how much I did love and care about them, and them passing was the worse possible thing to happen to me.

The song develops with the lyrics

The other night dear, when I lay sleeping. I dreamt I held you in my arms. But when I woke dear, I was mistaken. So I hung, my head and I cried.

I eventually want that verse adding to the tattoo, as I often dream of visiting them in their old house, and just having a cup of tea and a chat. Those dreams are amazing and feel so real. When I wake up it upsets me, but then I like to think that is my nana and grandad visiting me at times when I desperately need them. So I know that they are still with me.

Thank you for taking your time to read this post. The tattoo is very meaningful for me. The song is below for those of you who haven’t heard it before. It is a lovely song to sing to people to cheer them up. ❤

PS. Talisman Tattoo Studio is great for piercings too. Here is their google page and their facebook page for those of you who have an account;

Much love, SM xoxo

Tattoo#5: The Sun and Moon

For those of you, who don’t know me, I love tattoos.

The Tattoo!
The Tattoo!

If I had plenty of money, I would be covered by now. But, I don’t have a lot of money, so I currently only have five tattoos (but, I am only 20, so I’ve got plenty of time to add to my collection).

I got my most recent one done today, as an early 21st birthday present from my two sisters.

I’ve been wanting a sun and a moon for ages, as my older sister, Julie, has a son and a moon on each of her arms. From being small, I have always wanted to copy my big sister and get those beautiful tattoos (my sister is sixteen years older than me, by the way). For the last year, a sun and a moon tattoo has been on the top of my list.

So I had the tattoo done three hours ago. What can I say? OUCH. It bloody hurts.

Out of all my tattoos (in future posts, I’ll tell you about them!) it hurt THE MOST. One of my friends decided to join me as I got inked, and I was holding her hand all the way through, and squeezing it so tight.

I’m not going to lie, the line work was so painful. I wanted to squeel all the way through it, but the studio has three men working there, and I didn’t want to look like a coward while it was getting done, so I just pulled some hilarious faces instead. It hurt a lot more towards my toes and the edge of my foot.

For those of you wanting a tattoo on their foot, it might be comforting to know that the shading hurt a lot less- but it was still pretty painful!

So the verdict- was it worth the pain?


However, I originally did want to get a henna style piece on my other foot, but after my pain experience with this tattoo, it is not looking likely!

Oh, for those of you who would like to know the studio, I went to Talisman Tattoo Studio in York and it was done by Sam. I’ve had three tattoos by Sam now, he is amazing. Would definitely recommend him if you live near York, England! (