I got inked at Republic Tattoo!Friday, October 14, 2011
Aside from my obvious interest with make-up, many of you may not know my love for tattoos. I haven't been sharing much about myself so ...
Aside from my obvious interest with make-up, many of you may not know my love for tattoos. I haven't been sharing much about myself so let this be the first. :)
|Photo by: Klara Fernandez (L) and Ramil Lantican (R)|
For my 5th tattoo, I decided to get a rose. A rose because I wasn't able to experience a debut with all the lights, formal gowns, 18 candles and 18 roses. As we all know, 18 roses are given by 18 important guys in a girl's 18 years of existence. Debut or no debut, roses are traditionally given by men as a symbol of love and affection. But these roses never really last. They tend to fade right away.
I went to San Juan, decided. I was gonna be getting a rose tattoo on my forearm! There was only one problem...... my boyfriend. Haha.
He's not against tattoos or whatever, in fact, he has lots of them. He wasn't against me having a big rose on my forearm either but rather the though of me having it this early really made him indecisive.. He warned me about future clients who'd be interested in getting me as their models might lose their interest or change their minds once they see my tattoo. He stressed the fact that my 'roles' would be limited, my opportunities might lessen and that I might be a less versatile model. Maybe in a few years.... I saw his point and agreed.
The artist came in the shop and when we were deciding where to put the rose, no other spot really seemed to fit. It was either too big for that spot, too small for that spot, awkward, imbalanced because of my previous tattoos. Haha. So I ended up convincing him that my forearm was the perfect spot.
I kept bugging him and he kept telling me the same thing.... What changed his mind was when I told him that, I will only play the roles in where I can be myself. If clients don't like me because of my tattoos, then fine. It was a 'take it or leave it' kind of speech and he bought it. He was all for it. :)
|Prepping my arm for the stencil|
|the stencil :)|
|When he started lining, I already knew through experience that it would be the most painful stage... Yes, it did hurt!|
|It's coming to life!|
|Tolerable but still painful. Haha. My anticipation eased the pain.|
|After 2 hours my rose has finally come to life!|
|I'm a huge fan of black and grey tattoos.. I chose not to put any color in my rose :)|
|with Ding Fernandez.|
|This was taken 2 days after I got the tattoo. No scabbing yet.|
I don't need to accessorize anymore, I got my tattoo :)