So I'm getting...
My first (and possibly only) tattoo today. Since I'm not telling my parents about it just yet, I thought I'd brag to you guys about it instead.
Questions that I will answer before they arise:
1. No, it is not a tramp stamp.
2. No, it is not Hank's face.
3. No, it's nothing ridiculous.
4. I'm not telling my parents because they would flip shit (they flipped their shit when my sister got a lip stud in college, there's no way I'm telling them about this until I'm certain about the timing).
5. It's a small shape on the top of my left foot, a design that is significant to me, and has been for about 6 years now.
D: I'm still scared to get it though, I know I want it, just nervous to take the leap to do so.
Honestly, I'd put it in a slightly less conspicuous spot if I were you. The having the design on the top of your foot may make it look odd when you wear certain styles of shoes (such as for a fancy occasion) and it will be difficult to hide it for too long from your parents there.
I always recommend that people get tattoos in places where they have the option of easily covering it up, if they ever want/need to. (Especially as you get older and the tattoo fades out/doesn't look so great anymore because your skin changes throughout the years -- it gives you the option of not dealing with it too much if you ever happen to get sick of it/not want it anymore.)
Anyway, that's my two cents.
Yeah, put it somewhere inconspicuous if there'll be trouble if they find out about it. I only just let my parents find out about my tattoo a couple of months ago and i've had it for 4 years. :D
I don't know how bad a tattoo is on your foot, but I have a pretty large one on my shoulder blade, and the first couple hours weren't bad. It just felt like scratching, it only started to feel bad when the artist was doing the final colouring and going over my spine but it wasn't unbearable. I sat through the two and a half hour session in one go, so I can't imagine a small design will be overly bad, although your foot may hurt like hell while it's going on, and bathing and showering may be interesting for a while because you need to keep it covered and avoid getting it wet for the first week or two. You also need to keep in mind that you need to put special cream on it and let it breathe so having it covered by socks and shoes may not be in your best interest if that's where you want to hide it. Your socks may chaffe it from friction and trust me, it's very itchy for the first couple of days.
And besides, you're in college. Even if your parents found out, what can they really do about it? You're an adult and it's your body. Sure, they may get pissed off for a while, but it'll pass. It's not like they can kick you out of the house or anything.
The location on the foot is also significant, though I see where you guys are coming from with those words of advice.
feet are supposed to kinda suck, but don't let that turn you off. Go for it if you're gonna go for it.
Which is a fair point, but I am curious as to what makes the spot significant to you, I must admit!
It's totally managable, just have a plan to treat your tattoo without tipping off your parents or just own up to it right off the bat. It's easy to damage your tattoo if you aren't careful in those first two weeks. If you're more concerned about hiding it than maintaining it, you run the risk of fading, flaking, or creating spots before your skin heals. Make sure you read up on what people do with their new tattoos and make yourself a plan for managing the next two weeks.
But totally don't worry about it! It's an incredibly rewarding thing and a great form of self expression. Good luck!
Well, I don't live with my parents so I suspect it won't be too difficult. The only time I really see them is in winter.
The location on my foot is significant because I'm a dancer, and I'm not sure how much longer ill be able to dance. The tattoo is of a small outline of a sunrise, and serves to remind me that there's always going to be a fresh start, another day, no matter what happens. The location will serve to remind me of dance and everything I was able to accomplish on my feet. :)
get a tatoo of a cutey mark.