Faye Jessica

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My first time… getting a tattoo

It has been 19 days since I got my first tattoo and I’ve been focusing so much on uni and work I haven’t had time to write about it! I’ve wanted to share my experience for weeks, so here goes.

I’ve wanted this tattoo for years. The choice of where I was having it has never changed. For personal reasons, I’ve wanted one on my wrist but my thoughts on designs have changed slightly over time. I’ve always wanted something floral – particularly roses because I’m obsessed with beauty and the beast and roses are my favourite flower. But, for a good few months before planning my tattoo, I decided I wanted a dreamcatcher to symbolise my reaching for my dream career and dream life and escaping the negativity of my past. So why not combine them both?

For years, I put off getting my tattoo because I was in fear of the pain. I felt because of past situations with that area of my body and because the skin on my wrist is so thin, it would hurt too much for me to be able to withstand it. But, recently my boyfriend, who has tattoos of his own, has injected a lot of confidence in me and with his support, I decided to book an appointment.

I’ve been in love with one of his tattoos since I met him and so he recommended the lovely lady who did his tattoo to do mine. I got in touch with her, sent her my ideas and she created an amazing design for me. When she sent me the design a couple of weeks later, I was in love. It was exactly what I described but even better than I ever imagined. I put down a £20 deposit then waited patiently for my tattoo day to arrive.

I asked my boyfriend to come along with me on the day as I was understandably nervous as it is my first tattoo. He was a great support but I handled the whole thing so well, I probably could have done it on my own.

I didn’t cry (which I thought I would).

The pain was bearable. It was slightly more painful around my veiny areas and when she was shading, but not too bad at all.

I’m so proud of myself for finally getting it and I’m constantly looking at my wrist because I love it so much. Somehow, getting it has increased my confidence and decreased my panic attacks which is great news too!

Here is a rundown of my first 10 days of aftercare:


Day 2- sore and inflamed

Day 3- sore.. accidentally sprayed perfume (out of habit- oops) so it stung for a while. Also got a dog hair stuck to it because of bepanthen.

Day 4- VERY itchy

Day 5- super itchy and signs of scabbing

Day 6- lots of scabbing

Day 7- a big sign of scabbing, not itchy but some areas flaking

Day 8- still flaking areas

Day 9 – some parts feel completely healed but others are still flaking

Day 10 – healing continued

What do you guys think? Also, how do you feel about me using videos in more of my blog posts? I really enjoyed filming this one.

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  1. Liam 28th March 2018

    So proud of you

  2. Britt | Alternatively Speaking 30th March 2018

    Placement was smart, just high enough on your wrist to avoid the pressure point likely helped A LOT with the pain factor
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

    • fayejessica 2nd April 2018 — Post author

      Definitely! That was the artists idea, a very good one.

  3. Hannah Shaw 2nd April 2018

    I loved watching the video I may have to try this in one of my blogs… THAT WING LINER THOUGH 😍😍😍
    The tattoo is stunning!!!

    • fayejessica 14th April 2018 — Post author

      I’m so glad you liked it. Go for it! I’d love to see that. Aww thank you, I’m getting much better at liner lately, if I do say so myself.

      Thanks so much!

  4. Planet Vikki 23rd April 2018

    I love that design! I feel it always seems ages until it heals, mine was so itchy while healing!

    Vikki | http://planetvikkiblog.wordpress.com

    • fayejessica 23rd April 2018 — Post author

      Yes the itching was so annoying but it’s all worth it now and it healed so well, I love it.

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