Tattoo #5

About six months ago, I made a masterpost with all my tattoos and piercings and yesterday, I got my fifth tattoo!

I literally just Googled “tattoos hove” and chose the shop with the highest ratings and most reviews, Velvet Tattoo.

I went in to meet with the resident artist and owner Katja with an idea in my mind inspired by one of my favorite musical artists, Marina and the Diamonds (now simply “Marina”). She has two albums I love equally in different ways called The Family Jewels and Electra Heart. With that, I wanted to combine the titles for a jewel tattoo in the shape of a heart. I brought a few photos and told Katja what parts of others’ art/ tattoos I like and would like to see in mine.

Katja got back to me after two weeks with my design:


I booked in an appointment and got it immortalized on my body yesterday with the moral support from Diego.


Isn’t he the cutest?

Katja was hard at work for from about 1100 to 1320 tattooing me and I couldn’t be happier with the results.


This is the tattoo right after the job was done (placement is under my right knee)…


You’re meant to shave the area you get tattooed before you get inked and I took that a bit too literally, just shaving that area when I couldn’t be bothered to shave my legs, so excuse the little patch of hair.

Afterwards, Diego and I went to a tasty Mexican restaurant as my reward for being so brave.


I have been taking care of it as required, washing it and applying cream on it every few hours. I “leaked” quite a bit last night, a delicious mixture of plasma, sweat and ink left behind in the wrap around my leg (which is normal for those of you who don’t have tattoos). I’m a bit sore today and it feels like someone took a cheese grater to my shins, but it will surely get a little worse before it gets better, so I’m soldiering through.


Regardless, I’m glad the worst of the pain is over and am glad to have this lovely piece on me. I’m especially fond of the color illusion to make it looks like the sun in shining on the jewel to give it a 3D feel and the mint color around the frame!

Here are a few bonus pictures from my Marina and the Diamonds concerts in 2015 and 2016 in London:



  1. bingingonabudget
    October 4, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing and congrats on your newest tattoo. Do you have plans for a 7th?

  2. October 4, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    I LVE your tattoo! Such beautiful colors on it! <3

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