This is my new tattoo. My friend Sheila recently became a tattoo artist so I thought what better time to get the tattoo that I've been wanting for the past couple of years. The first time I got a tattoo was 10 years ago and to be honest I had forgotten how much it hurts. It hurts a lot. Sheila wasn't able to finish all the shading because I had to stop - which is crummy because it means I have to go back and do it all again! But she was very kind and very patient with me and I'm confident she'll get me through the next step.
It's a happy coincidence that this tattoo (which is all about love because swans mate for life) came to me on the weekend of Valentine's Day. Love is grand.