Hey, U Made a Promise!!
What are some of the most popular things you see on Pinterest??
I see a lot of tattoos on Pinterest, I don't have any myself but I know that a lot of people do, and that they can be a way of expressing oneself.
Would you believe me if I said that I have a tattoo Pinstrosity for you?!
I believe this is a first for us!
Thankfully this is not a DIY disaster, but it is a disaster non-the-less, and not in the way you are probably thinking.
Treena sent us her story:
"My best friend of 15 years lives in Florida and I live I'm Oregon. She has lived there for the past three years so for my 21st birthday my mom flew her up [to see me]. It was a total surprise and I was so excited! So while she was here we decided to get tattoos and we saw this pin on Pinterest and decided it would be perfect, this is what it looks like after a month..."
When they first got their tattoos:
The Pinstrosity, Part 1
After one month:
Before (this is her friend): :
The Pinstrosity, Part 2
After one month, (this is her friend):
Now, I'm no tattoo expert...however, I know enough to say that this shouldn't happen.
I have heard of instances when someone's body rejected the ink for a variety of reasons, but two ladies who go the same tattoo, in the same place on their body, on the same day, at the same shop??
**This post has been edited here by reader request**
It has come to my attention that it may not in fact have been the tattoo artists fault that this happened. Hands seem to be a tricky place to keep tattoo ink permanently since they are so used, and washed and rub up against things constantly. HOWEVER, I would venture to say that any honest tattoo artist, and good businessman would have warned the ladies about this prior to tattooing them. Perhaps the artist did, that detail was not mentioned in the submission e-mail.
With that being said, don't leave it to your tattoo artist to tell you all of these things. Research these types of things on your own. For all I know Treena and her friend DID do their research and decided to proceed anyways. That detail was also not mentioned in the e-mail we received so I can't say either way.
Let us please remember to be respectful and kind to those writing and submitting these posts. We all mess up, that's what this blog is all about, finding solidarity in our imperfections.
Whew! Moving on!
Let this be a lesson to all of the tattoo-ees out there, do your research and get recommendations before going under the needle!
Happy Hump Day All!