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Tattoed in my forearm

26 Nov 2009 19:21:19

I always wished for long time that I had to tattoo somewhere in my body. This wish had cropped within me from last 8-9 years. I have a small Jesus Cross tattoo in my right hand just above my thumb. This I did when I was in my 4th or 5th standard.

I was just waiting when will I get the chance to do again. I enquired in many places in Bombay,Bangalore about the rates and the time which they will take for the tattoo process. But everything went in vain as I was not able to decide upon the place where to do either in Bombay or in Bangalore. Luckily I was in Bangalore for a small work. I decided this time I will have to do the tattoo by any means.

I hardly know any one in Bangalore. I know only two people Jasna and Debolina (Name changed for security reasons). One is Jasna my very good friend who never bothered to pick my call or talk to me and the other is Debolina my close friends Girl Friend. I told my friends Girl Friend about my tattoo craze, even she was amazed about my sudden wish for a tattoo. Initially she didn't agree with me to come for the tattooing as she wanted to take some special permission from her boy friend. I just felt "Oh my GOD am I so dangerous that girls dont even trust me to accompany me somewhere". Whatever in the end she agreed with me to accompany me for the tattoo process. We decided to meet on 01 st November 2009.

As the tattooing is decided now I was just thinking what to tattoo and where. I discussed with a good friend back in Pune and I got some suggestions, but I didnt follow what my firne said. Later I thought and discussed with myself what needs to be done. Then I realized and decided the two words which I wanted to write and where.

The day arrived I waited for the phone call from Debolina with whom I was suppose to go for a Tattoo. Debolina's phone came by 1430 hrs and she asked me to reach Commercial Street by 1630 hrs. I agreed and we met in commercial street at the said timing but half an hour late. Girls have the tendency to make others wait and that I realized when Debolina made me to wait for half an hour. But I used that time in doing some window shopping. I saw her from far away distance and I was just wondering is she coming alone or she is accompanied by some one. "Oh no she is accompanied by her friends...".I felt "I wanted to keep this Tattooing session as a private affair. I didnt want many people to peep from behind what is going on and how it is going.". I cannot say anything as the only thing which was running in my mind was whether the tattoo process will go smoothly.

The time arrived when I reached the tattoo shop by 1730 hrs with the whole gang with me. I waited there for the artist to be free from other tattoo process. I,Debolina and her friends discussed with the artist about the cost and the time it will take to finish the tatoo process. Just before the tattoo process Debolina's friend started to frighten me by telling many horrifying stories about the after tattoo process. I was just wondering what happened to these people , whether they have come here to see and give me confidence or they have come to reduce my morale. I never gave any importance to their views as my whole attention was on the tattoo process.
Last smile before tattoo process Preparing for tattoo Before start of tattoo
Artist at his work Took 2 minutes break in between In the middle of tattoing

Tattoo process started after discussing with the artist. I was just terrified by thinking what will happen, will it pain, will it be easy for me and many such horrifying question were lurking in my mind just before the process. Just before the tattoo process Debolina told "Ketan I will come in 5-10 minutes.I need to see some stuffs in commercial street" . I said "Yaar is this the time you want to go.". I didnt stop her "Please come soon...I am terrified...".She teased "Darpok..Darpok..."...

Tattoo process started after a while. I was alone in the studio with the artist at that time. I had an experience of tattoo whle I was in my 4th or 5th standard. Now I am doing this tattoo in a city which in quite new to me. The artist prepared the transprent paper to write what I wanted to write. He drew the outline with the transparent paper. Later he started the main tattoo process with the needle and permanent ink. He started the tattoo machine pen, it roared and woke up to its full vigour. The artist dipped the pin in a permanent ink and brought the needle near my skin. The needle kissed the skin in my forearm for the first time. A feeling of a heavy pain as if something venomous pricking me was felt at that moment. I clenched my teeth and closed my eyes for 15 seconds, then I said to myself "Be a man Ketan open your eyes and see it is just a tattoo process".

Debolina came in the middle of the process and said "How is it going?". I gave a short smile and replied "Its cool..I am enjoying it." .She wanted to go early as it seemed that the process of tattoo will take more time. She said all the best and moved back to her home.I just thanked he just before she left.

The whole tattoo process went on for 90 minutes. I was in pain of the needle prick for whole 90 minutes. As soon as the process was completed the tattoo was covered and I was given a long list of 25 printed points about the after tattoo precautions.

I would like to thank my friends girl friend who accompanied me for the tattoo process, and my friend in Pune. I really missed my other friend Jasna.

I can just say "This tattoo rocks and I am loving it". I was really happy and glad to see the tattoo in my forearm.The next target would be a tattoo just below my ear and above my left shoulder ie in left side of the neck. I may even change the location but the tattooing has to be done.

Moral : Tattooing process was really a very good experience.

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Pal Says:
26 Nov 2009 at 19:33:09
Very nice explanation of your experience...must be too good..keep it up...:)
suhani Says:
26 Nov 2009 at 23:20:51
kudos.... yar.. i can jus feel da pain... but if u are feeling proud about the Tattoo.. dan its k... jus dont b crazy about doing it below EAR.. plz.... i meannn plz dont do it der... and rest take care
suhani Says:
26 Nov 2009 at 23:21:03
kudos.... yar.. i can jus feel da pain... but if u are feeling proud about the Tattoo.. dan its k... jus dont b crazy about doing it below EAR.. plz.... i meannn plz dont do it der... and rest take care
Bonny Says:
27 Nov 2009 at 11:59:45
Hey Dude, What was the Tattoo all about ...
Bonny Says:
27 Nov 2009 at 11:59:55
Hey Dude, What was the Tattoo all about ...
Bonny Says:
27 Nov 2009 at 11:59:56
Hey Dude, What was the Tattoo all about ...
Bonny Says:
27 Nov 2009 at 12:01:52
Hey Dude , whats that tattoo means ...
Vivek Bhat Says:
27 Nov 2009 at 12:09:53
No snap of the full tattoo after it was done!!
Justin Says:
27 Nov 2009 at 12:57:59
Ketan Says:
27 Nov 2009 at 17:06:11
@Pal : Thanks friend @suhani : YEah I will try not to put in near my ear..but I realized tht it will be cool..@Bonny,@Vivek : Hey dude you can see it when I meet in person @Justin : Cheers!!
Pal Says:
27 Nov 2009 at 21:47:46
Sounds really scary im talking abt the pain part tht too for 90 minutes I wudnt go for it even I were paid for getting it done.Hey u havent written wht the tatto read as. I wud never think of getting tattoed with a permanent one. I would like to go for temporary ones, U can change them if u get bored and painless. My fav tempo tattoo is using mehndi.
Ketan Says:
28 Nov 2009 at 10:56:29
@Pal : But the pain of 90 minutes was worth...What I have put in the tattoo is 2 words...thank you for the Comments and keep reading...
Bonny Says:
28 Nov 2009 at 11:29:23
No Pain ... No Gain ... Buddy ... Tattoeing is always gr8 experience ... I never did ... but i once had my Face painted ... it was really nice ... I know the feeling ... that ur going through ...
Nilesh Says:
28 Nov 2009 at 21:18:05
nice experience man, its making me also to go for tattooing
Nilesh Says:
28 Nov 2009 at 21:18:06
nice experience man, its making me also to go for tattooing
ñïlê$h Says:
28 Nov 2009 at 21:19:30
nice experience man, its making me also to go for tattooing