I have a phobia when it comes to needles. I tend to get sweaty palms thinking about them and hum when they pierce my skin. I have admired tattoos for a while but knew I didn’t have the guts for one. Plus what would I get that I would want on my body for the rest of my life.
I have worn a bracelet on my wrist since Cohen was a month old…it says “We Love Our Preemie Cohen” with his date of birth and birth weight. It was one of those stretchy cheap looking bracelets and I had been looking for something to take its place. I wanted either a ring or a nice bracelet that said Cohen on it. I started thinking about adding a tattoo to my wrist a while back but knew I couldn’t handle it. After looking for the perfect bracelet or ring I decided…I should get Cohen’s name on my wrist.
My brother (in law) Jason has a friend that is a tattooer, Wayne, he works in Springfield, MO and has been doing a few guest spots in Norman at Think Ink. Tommie had been telling me if I was serious Wayne would be in town soon. So I kept telling her I really wanted to get one but I am not sure anybody actually thought I would go through with it. Wayne came in this past weekend and Tommie showed him my “If I only had guts” pinboard on Pinterest for a feel of some tattoos I liked. Tommie sent me a picture of what Wayne drew up…I got teary eyed when I saw it. Saturday we got ready and headed to Think Ink and the nerves were going crazy…here I am this girl with a fear of needles about to get a tattoo, why torture myself?! Tommie had informed me that she could fall asleep to the sound…she is a little crazy! There is absolutely nothing soothing about the noise.
Tommie held my hand and there were times when I thought I was going to have to tell Wayne to stop. Before I knew it though…it was over. Wayne did an excellent job and I truly love it. I would do it all over again to get Cohen’s name on my wrist. I do believe I am a one and done kind of girl though, no more tattoos in my future. I have been asked a few times what is on my wrist and I couldn’t be more proud to tell them of my miracle baby. Our little mister is 21 months today, it is hard to believe he is almost 2. Time flies and we are very proud to call him ours! Enjoy!