24 February, 2015
I must apologise for how long it's taken me to post this Tattoo Tuesday. This tattoo was done almost 3 months ago when I was in Japan but I kept forgetting to ask The Man to take a picture of it for me and every time I tried to take one myself, it just ended up looking all weird and distorted. I guess trying to get a good photo of your own hip while hunched over will do that. Anyway, it's certainly about time I shared this with you all. My own little inked memento of my trip to Japan, not to mention even more incentive to go back.
Balancing out my two stem of cherries which were my first ever tattoo, this stunning little piece by Chihiro is on my left hip and was done by Stroker Tattoo in Yokohama. I wanted something lovely and feminine that as soon as you looked at it, you knew it was Japanese. Cherry blossoms seemed like the obvious choice, but I wanted something more than that. The stunning oriental fan is super feminine and what could be more Japanese than gorgeous Mt Fuji? Although we didn't have time to go up Mt Fuji, we saw it from a number of vantage points around Japan and it truly is a stunning sight to behold. The next time we go to Japan, visiting My Fuji is at the top of my list.
Now I must admit, for all the tattoos I have for some strange reason this one KILLED! Why is still a mystery to me as I already have a tattoo in the same spot and it didn't hurt anywhere near as much as this one did. I'm not sure if they use a different technique or different inks or needles or what but I was seriously nearly crying getting this done and I was SO close to telling her to stop and not finish. I'm not ashamed to admit it. It seriously hurt more than my chest piece! But the pain was totally worth it, don't you think? I may have needed a little 'medicine' once it was done HA!