I have the pleasure of sharing another Tattoo Story with you guys. If you missed the last one, you can find it HERE (in Norwegian). This one is from a dear friend of mine, Andrea Gjendem Brændvik. She shares her story of the time she got her very first tattoo done, by me!
My first tattoo
Tattoo with meaning
I have always had a very good relationship with my grandmother. She, unfortunately, passed away a few years ago, but the memories of her still live on. She was a person I could talk to when I was down, she listened and always came up with good advice. She was a wonderful person who was both caring, beautiful, funny and always had good stories to tell. Yes, she was one of the most important people in my life.
She has always been proud of me and called me her star. I, therefore, decided to take a star tattoo on my left elbow. This to remind me of my grandmother and the good friendship we had.
Creative people give me so much
When I went to High School, I took the Art Classes. Here I was so lucky to get acquainted with Linda. We became good friends and did a lot of exciting stuff together. We made music videos, songs, took pictures, made videos and had amazing fun together. She is a creative soul with many talents. She gives me so much inspiration and energy, and I do not take such people for granted.
Linda has always been a natural talent when it comes to drawing. Then she began to tattoo. Who would be better to make my first tattoo than this beautiful girl right here? She was talented, had experience, I trusted her and, most importantly, I was confident in her presence.
I was both afraid and excited
You may say that I’m a wuss when it comes to pain. Linda made sure I had had enough food and drinks. I got an anesthetic cream and tried to focus on something else. I had brought my good friend, Jørgen, who always makes me laugh. The situation could not be better.
I expected a pain without equal, but when Linda started it was surprisingly painless. And since I did not have a big and detailed tattoo, it went quite fast. Of course, it was a pain after a while, but it was not a pain I couldn’t tolerate.
This is not an encouragement for everyone to get a tattoo.
Later, I have got 3 other tattoos. They all have a meaning and I do not regret any of them. I want to emphasize that I’m not writing about this because I think everyone should get a tattoo. One should think about it before doing it and find a motive or text that matters to you.
I wish you all a nice day ahead. Take care of each other!
Thany you, Andrea, for those super nice words!
I highly recommend that you go and check out Andreas blog. She is focusing mostly on mental health, but also in fashion, DIY, traveling and food. Follow her here: andreagjendem.com – Facebook – Instagram – Snapchat
Do you have your own tattoo story to tell? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe I’ll publish it right here on my blog!