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and i sort of delayed it a long bit because i wanted something special for my 10 random and I couldn't think of interesting stuff .... but here I am
1 - both my tattoos were inked on the birthdays of the two ppl who's names i have on my sides
2 - I crossed the world to get my second tattoo (but considering where the first shop was - it ain't exactly in my hometown neighborhood)
3 - in both cases - there was a cute incident related to cold : the first time around. In the first, one the artists left the back door open and we were in February (making my artist shout at him "ferme la porte, fait frette dans la shop!" which made me laugh so much! In the second one, the studio's window was open, my artist been working on me for some hours - and I was shivering. He called the boss (owner) who brought in a mobile heater and set it up at my opposite side to warm me up a bit
4 - with my first artist i kept pulling my light grey shirt over my half tank top when ever we had breaks (2 or 3 of them) and regularly updating my Facebook. With the second artist, I took off my t shirt, paraded half naked in the shop and let him put his arm where ever he wanted for comfort of work while inking.
5 - In the first shop, I was the quiet shy girl sitting on the lobby's couch like a lost grade school kid. In the second shop, I was standing in the lobby area, standing after my stencil was placed, still half naked, watching Korean telly. The other artist came in from groceries - saw me - i greeted him in Korean (Annyeonghasseyo) with a smile and he looked traumatized but I was so relaxed and at ease, for me it was the most natural thing.
6- both tattoos are flowers with a man's name. the first is a red lily with the name Thomas William Hiddleston and the second is a red rose with the name Kim JongHyun (i commissioned the font creator to custom make me the name in his font - Brother Tattoo - which i used for the first)
6 - I actually tweeted a cropped version of the rose tattoo to JongHyun. I didn't show Tom his name tattooed.
7 - I had terrible nightmares where I was attacked by a severely pissed off ghost when I got Tom's name (in the weeks prior to the tattoo). I had absolutely no nightmare what so ever not even a hint of a trace of a ghost before i got JongHyun's
8 - I wanted tattoos since I was 8-9 years old. When i first learned how to use photoshop in 2001 during my graphic design course, I put flowers on my sides, mimicking tattooos
9 - my first tattoo lasted 3 hours with 2-3 breaks and the chemistry was nice but nothing spectacular. My second tattoo lasted 5 hours or a bit more, chemistry with my artist was incredible - level of intimacy, comfort and trust through the roof to the point where near the end, when he used a last spray of water to clean my side - my body reacted under the cold surprise of water as it would have under another sort of stimuli which surprised my artist and made me smile with embarrassment but I didn't apologize.
10 - I spent my time during the first tattoo having random images of the Ice Age movies in my head (more precisely in the 4th, Continental drift, where Sid shouts something about a crab). During my second tattoo, I kept having roses bloom in my mind for the first greater deal of time and then i sort of drifted towards adult thoughts concerning my artist. (which also explains my reaction to his cold water spray wash at the end)