First tattoo vlog 2017. Getting a forearm rose tattoo. Watch this vlog to see my first tattoo experience/pain! Leeds, UK.
Welcome to another vlog! This episode is my first tattoo vlog and as you can guess its all about getting my first tattoo. I’ve been thinking about getting my first tattoo for ages, since before I even came to the UK. At first I was thinking of some mountains on my forearm, because I love travelling and mountains are probably my favourite place to go. But after a while that sort of faded out and I started leaning towards a forearm rose tattoo.
I loved the idea of a rose but it didn’t really mean anything to me and so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get it. About half a year later when I was halfway across the world studying abroad in Leeds, the UK, I finally found a meaning. I wanted to get an English rose to celebrate my year in the UK. It’s been such a killer year for me, getting an internship at Remedy and starting to figure out what I want to do with my life (travel and make films), that I just had to get my first tattoo.
So I spontaneously booked myself in at Snake and Tiger Tattoo Leeds, UK, and just went for it. Now the reason I went to Snake and Tiger was because due to its meaning I really wanted this tattoo done in Leeds, in the UK, but I also needed vegan ink. As most of you know I've been vegan for a while, and surprisingly tattoos aren't vegan (well some of them). So I had to seek out a vegan tattoo shop in Leeds in the UK and get it done. I cam across Snake and Tiger and they said online that all of their tattoo ink is vegan - which made things super easy. Vegan tattoo shops are out there you just have to look!
Anyway I’m so glad I booked myself in for my first tattoo, and so glad I bought you guys along for this first tattoo vlog! Two weeks later, I’ve gotten my first tattoo and I freaking love it. I definitely think I’ll get more tattoos, but that’ll probably happen a little while in the future when I can actually afford to get another one!
I thought I made this little first tattoo vlog so I could share this little story with you – and it’s another opportunity to make something creative which is always so much fun. I hope my first tattoo vlog gave you a little insight into what a first tattoo experience is like.
I thought my first tattoo experience was really really easy – literally when I got home I said to Charlotte I can’t believe how easy it is to get something permanently on your body. Gareth at Snake and Tiger took great care of me and made my first tattoo experience super easy and carefree. All I had to do was put down a little deposit – send through some references and then come in and get it done. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.
What was the pain like I hear you ask. Well let me first say that I think in terms of tattoo pain, forearms are pretty light – so I wasn’t expecting it to be overly painful. The best way I can describe my first tattoo pain was like a cat scratch or sunburn. But on top of that the pain didn’t feel very specific – like I couldn’t feel exactly where we has tattooing. It was more like my forearm was just stinging. I definitely got used to it after a while – and couldn’t really feel it for a bit which was kinda nice – as the pain is more annoying than anything. If you’ve got a question about first tattoo pain throw it down in the comments and I’ll try to explain it better!
I know this one is super short compared to what I usually put out but it’s something I wanted to share with you guys because it’s a huge deal for me! I hope you enjoyed this first tattoo vlog! See you in the next video! Peace.
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First tattoo vlog 2017. By Laundon Peacock.