As I sit here writing this blog post I’m covered in my leopard print blanket as it’s so cold, good ol’ January! With my leg elevated to try and keep my cankle at bay due to the increased swelling in my leg. Yes, the inevitable cons that come with getting a tattoo, but it’s worth it in the end.
I got my amazing Pokémon tattoo done by Keely Rutherford and it is perfect. I have always been a huge Pokémon fan ever since I started watching the television show as a child, so this tattoo is just like having a piece of my childhood permanently etched into my skin which is great. I also play the trading card game and collect the cards. Whilst I was in Japan I went to the Pokémon Centre in Ikebukuro which was amazing! I felt like a kid in a candy shop.
Keely has done my other two tattoos as well and she is really friendly and welcoming and I highly recommend her. Her work is bright, colourful, and always of extremely high quality. You can find an interview i did with Amber from Things&Ink blog here
If you’re wondering the general process of getting a tattoo you normally email the artist with your ideas, reference images, and rough dates of when you want the tattoo. Once the artist emails/calls you back with a thumbs up you normally pay a deposit and that’s that until the day. My artist normally draws up her designs the night before which I think is a great thing to do, as the artist will have your design and how they want to approach it fresh in their mind for the next day, so remember not to pester your artist for a design as they might be doing things this way.
My tattoo is on my right calf and quite near my ankle, as a lot of trauma has been caused to this area it has caused swelling (this also happened to my other two tattoos on my thighs) the swelling unfortunately has spread to my ankles but this is inevitable, and if this happens to you don’t panic! Just elevate your leg and every hour or so have a little walk around to keep your circulation going. Also drink plenty of water as this will help as well.
I’m really excited about this healing up and looking absolutely stunning. If you want to see any more tattoo blogs such as aftercare…etc or any posts about my trip to Japan please let me know on my social media or the comments below.
See you next time
Ninjette Natasha xx