Tuesday, 11 November 2008

November 7th

Ooooouch…….I had my tattoos removed today! I have one on my arm that I had done when I was 14, and one on my back that I had done when I was 15. Big mistake! There’s a reason you shouldn’t get tattoos until you’re 18. Tattoos should be meaningful or be a work of art, something that you’ll want on your body forever. I was told my first tattoo was a five-year one, but I was obviously conned as it’s still there eight years later! I just looked through a book and decided on the spot what one I wanted, stupid girl! Anyway I recently met Louis Malloy, a very well known tattooist who did David Beckham’s tattoos. He said he’d remove them for me and work on a new design for my back. I hate the tattoo on my arm and have it removed in photos. It has lost me jobs in the past, I’d be unlikely to get jobs such as adverts and commercial work because it’s a pain to remove or cover up my tattoo in retouching - they’d much rather take on a girl with no tattoos. So if you’re thinking of getting into modeling, stay away from them. The one on my back isn’t that bad but I want something new there. I wasn’t at all expecting it to be as painful as it was - much more painful than actually having the tattoo in the first place! It felt like being flicked with an elastic band over and over but 100 times worse. The best part was that it didn’t take that long, about 10 minutes for my arm and 20 for my back. I have to go back every month to go through the horrible process again until they’re completely gone. Louis reckons it will take about four sessions for my arm and five for my back. My Mum was in the room next door and could hear me in agony. There was a lot of swearing! It’s very bruised at the moment but I was told it will probably blister, which it hasn’t, so that’s good.


mrkeys said...

Hehe, love your blogs! Can't wait till your site is finished too.


The Irreverend said...

I love how hard we invest ourselves into making rash decisions and mistakes disappear.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a person being happy with how they look, especially in the modeling and entertainment industry, where the wrong blemish or marking can cost you work...
But I also find it slightly interesting that as a species we're mastering technology and techniques which enable us to look "perfect" and unblemished (if that's what you may desire), yet all that technology and technique only becomes a mask hiding a cheap fake when looking unblemished becomes more important than acting it.

Ah, there I go on a rant again. Good luck indeed with the tattoo removal, I've heard it's a pain. :)

John said...

Hiya Sam! Lovely site you've got here, needs more pictures but the blogs are lots of fun to read. Hope you're doing well and done with those tattoo removal sessions... maybe some ointment from time to time will relieve any remaining pain and bruising. Anyway best of luck and a very happy new year 2009! Cheers -JK