27.2.12

Life | Getting Inked



Psynopsis Tattoo Sketch and Preparation
Psynopsis Tattoo Sketchs

Psynopsis Tattoo Sketch
Psynopsis Tattoo Parlour
I remember back in the 90s holding hands in dingy back rooms while my more daring friends were getting tattoed – it was all rather rough, unhygienic and exciting then… But that has all so changed. These days most tattoo parlours make sure you're are 18 years old, not drunk and of halfway sane mind (although I'm still not quite convinced if subscribing to a process of self-harm and permanent body decoration can ever be considered a 100% sane decision)... But what the heck! After all these years of yes-no-yes-no and after some weeks of research and sketching and contemplating what really means something to me I went for it. Did it hurt? Yes, it did. Do I love it? YES, I do. Do I want another one? Absolutely.

Thank you Laura for doing an amazing job and Sarah for coming along, holding my sweaty hand and documenting the process.

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21 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

Whoa! You just went out and got one? My sister did the same thing and became ADDICTED to tattoos. She said she just can't get enough, that it's a weird feeling that she can't get enough of.

SabinePsynopsis said...

It's a strange thing. I talked to several people who say they're addicted and I somehow get it - although I don't think I'll go for more than 2 :)

Vix said...

Good for you! I can't wait to see what you got inked. I'd love to get more. xxx

Mat said...

as soon as i stepped out of the tattoo place i wanted another one, what's with that! what was it you got then? can't see it properly

SabinePsynopsis said...

It must be the pain induced endorphins... It's a snake (an ouroboros) but the still needs to shed some skin before I can show it.

Tanvi said...

Looking forward to seeing it!!!

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh how exciting! I've always wanted one myself but could never commit. I could see myself getting one someday... :)

xoxo

ediot said...

oh i do like tattoos on others but on me it wouldn't work. i would probably regret it shortly afterwards..

I have a habit of changing my mind way too often, so a permanent tattoo would be no good for me.
But kudos to the ones that do.
xx

The Foolish Aesthete said...

The snake arm band is totally Cleopatra. Love it!! The tattoo parlor you're at looks more like a nice hair salon than the back alleys I associate with it. I guess times have changed! Good for you for getting one.

Kazuko said...

Amazing, Sabine! Can't wait to see the final result!

Maddy said...

Yay!! I'm so excited for you! I've been going back & forth with getting a tattoo myself. I just don't know what I would want to get done - that's a big commitment :)

Harriet said...

Oh wow, congratulations! I've been formulating a plan to get myself inked up, but I don't know if I quite have the guts to go through with it! So it's good to hear about someone's good experience, thanks for sharing and can't wait to see the finished result!

Zoe said...

Any photo's of the finished result? I have booked in for a tattoo in July, I have spent some much time thinking should I - shouldn't I, so I have also decided to take the plunge!x

Kavery said...

Oh wow - you are very courageous. I could only see the first shot so didn't see the finished tattoo

Kate Osbahr said...

For real Sabine WOW I'm still only at the green nail varnish hit

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Good for you, Sabine! One should always rise above the crowd. I have none myself but that's because I'm terribly dreary;-)

janettaylor said...

I cannot wait to see it!

drollgirl said...

ooooooh, you wild child! more pics, please! MORE! show me! make me jealous!

Veshoevius said...

I'm not into needles and hence nor would I consider getting a tattoo but a couple of my siblings are inked - very curious to see what you got done.

WeShop said...

Brave lady! Can't wait to see the finished result. xx

Cindy Whitehead said...

You did it!! Rad - I love your design - I am so behind now as I am still on the fence (-: