OK so first of all, there was a tattoo convention in town called Hell City. Tattoo artists from all over the country come here for it. My tattoo rock star is Hannah Aitchison. If you don't know her, she's on LA Ink and I adore her work. She's amazing. On my Bucket List is getting a tattoo from Hannah at some point in my life! She works out of LA and Chicago, and I tried to get an appointnment in Chicago but she's not accepting new clients right now.
So Jordan and Steph go to Hell City, and I knew Hannah was going to be there so I told Jordan to get as close as he could and snap a picture.
This is what he sent me:
Hello! He couldn't have gotten much closer, could he???? I literally screamed in the middle of Dollar General when I opened my email and saw that. (Note: I'm no longer allowed in Dollar General as evidently I scare customers.)
Needless to say I was green with envy, but it's all good....I have a picture of my baby and my tattoo goddess together. It will be framed. LOL
Then he comes home with this:
I. Am. Not. Worthy.
And the best part...he told her what a huge fan I am and that I wanted her to tattoo me in Chicago but that she wasn't taking new clients....and she said to call and make and appointment and tell them she said she'd do it!!!
Oh. My. God.
I'm on the floor over here.
Now I just have to save upwards of $1,000 for whatever I get, cuz my girl doesn't work cheap! But she's worth every dime.
So later in the evening, Jordan and Steph go back to Hell City, and I texted him and told him to try and find me a magnet nose ring. I've been wanting to get my nose pierced FOREVER, but never had the balls to do it. And, as I've gotten older, it seemed less and less likely I ever would. Oh, and this past 8 years with my ex, I knew for sure it wouldn't have happened as he'd have never allowed it! Plus I was afraid at my age it would look ridiculous, so I thought at least the magnetic ones would be something I could try, and see if I even liked the look on me.
Anyway, here's the text conversation:
Me: Seen any magnetic nose rings down there?
Jordan: Nope. Everyone here has real piercings. Steph says "Grow some balls and go get it done".
Me: OMG...LOL! Look anyway!
Jordan: Mom, they don't. I promise.
Jordan: Why don't you go get it done? We will go with you. We could go tonight!
Me: Ok let's go.
Me. Yep. Where can we go?
Jordan: Evolved. (He and Steph got their tongues pierced there)
Me: OK, come get me when you're done.
Five minutes later I get a phone call from Steph....'We are leaving the parking garage now and coming to get you'.
Oh shit. I'm committed now! There's no backing out! And then I thought...fuck it. Let's go balls to the wall and just DO IT.
Fifteen minutes later they show up.
Twenty minutes and $60 later...voila!
You can't tell from the picture but it's a diamond stud. It's small, which is what I wanted, and I LOVE IT! I'm so excited about it! I could not believe how little it hurt!!!! I thought for sure it was going to hurt like hell, but honestly it stung just a tad and for only a few seconds.
I'm so excited! First Hannah, then a nose piercing.
It was a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!