My Tattoo Story
I got this tattoo to celebrate my husband and my first wedding anniversary. I wanted something for the two of us. I got our names written inside the wedding bands of the tattoo. I wanted the tribal tattoo on the edges because I think it’s a really pretty feminine design and all lower back tattoos seem to look like that. I was worried it would turn out trashy because of where it is but the anniversary tattoo actually came out looking really good and better than what I expected.
I wanted the wedding rings tattooed because the rings are the physical symbol of our marriage so I thought that it would make sense to make them the permanent reminder as well. The wedding ring tattoo was not my first tattoo but it is probably my favorite.
When and Where
I got the tattoo done in Roanoke Va at Ancient Art Tattoo. This guy named Teddy did it. The studio is really easy to find it’s right on 220, I think it’s the oldest tattoo parlor in Roanoke but I’m not sure. I went there because a lot of my friends have been tattooed there and they do good work.
The tattoo hurt really bad. I was miserable the entire time I was getting it done. The worst part of the tattoo was the wedding rings because they are right over my spine, it was excruciating. I was a little nervous before getting the rings tattooed but I really wanted it done so I tried not to think about it. The whole tattoo took less than an hour so that was good because it was so quick. I cried a lot but the tattoo artist was very patient.
I did pass out during the tribal tattoo part however so we had to take a long break. I thought I was going to throw up but they laid me down and let me have some water. It only took a few minutes to feel better before we continued with the tribal part of the tattoo and then finished it.
I would love to get more tattoos but it’s a care of money. I had a baby not too long ago so I have been thinking of getting her name and birthday tattooed on me. I have seen a lot of people with baby footprints or handprints tattooed and I think they look seriously cute so I would very much consider getting something like that done.top