This has been an idea in the making for 3 years now. I lost my auntie to cancer just over two years ago. My auntie was not only my auntie but a sister, mother, best friend. We were very close and she was my role model. I always wanted to follow in my auntie’s footsteps, she was a professional dancer which was my entry into the dancing world. When my auntie was diagnosed terminally ill I wanted something that would remind me of her. I’ve always been a superstitious person and always believed that when a white feather appeared it was sign. That led me to the tattoo I wanted…
A feather, I knew immediately I wanted it to be pretty small and on my ankle, as a dancer my ankles supported me and my feet were vital. This then led onto finding the right person to do my tattoo for me. Let’s just say 3 years later I’ve found that person, who I trust which is a massive thing for me. Due to my anxiety, the past three years I’ve struggles to pluck up the courage to go and get this tattoo. I’ve contacted multiple tattooists but never found the right one for me. Well I guess that day has come, I’m writing this section before I go as I’m a big wimp and can’t deal with pain. So I want this bit to reflect my true feelings not the me who’s in pain.
I’m currently filled with anxiety, I’ve panicked so many times about the what if’s. What if it’s too painful, what if I can’t actually go there. But I’ve finally pulled myself together and realised I’m doing this because I want to and after waiting for 3 years I know I’m ready and this is the right time to go through and get this tattoo. I hope that it all goes well and I’m still in one piece after, I mean you will find out in the next sentence so fingers crossed I guess.
I had it done! It wasn’t as painful as I thought. I’m so glad I did it and I’m in love with the tattoo.
I would definitely recommend that you research before getting a tattoo and you feel 100% comfortable and trust the person who will be doing it for you.