Blue Horseshoe Tattoo

Almost every week, I drive by Blue Horseshoe Tattoo in Virginia Beach so one rainy day I stopped by there to see if I could get a price quote on a tattoo I have been wanting to get for a while now, which is Sweet Surrender below my collarbone with the colors of the galaxy shaded around it. I ended up talking to the head artist, a tattooist by the name of Gentleman Jim.

What I liked most about talking to him was that he was real down to earth and wasnt pushy or cocky like some artists are. I didnt feel pressured or intimidated at all. He offered for me to look at everyones portfolio's before deciding who I wanted to do my piece and after browsing his book, I made my mind up. I checked out his website as well, which you can see Here.

I booked my appointment a month in advance and August flew by and so before I know it, it was my birthday. I first had my appointment set up for the morning, until I had to reschedule it for the evening since I attended the Miss Uproar Beauty event with my school. Gentleman Jim was so nice and was cool with me coming in late because he understood what an opportunity it was for me to go to the Uproar Festival.

I got there at 9pm, but we didnt really start until 945pm. He put the stencil on me, I filled out all the paperwork while my stencil dried. Then I sat in the chair and he got to work. The outlining wasnt too bad and I was surprised at how well I sat through it. My last tattoos (nautical stars on my hips were painful!) The most painful spot was on the center of my chest where my bone is. click here to see those tattoos!

 I just closed my eyes and zoned out and remembering why I was getting this tattoo. If you would like to know why see my post on what Sweet Surrender means to me click  here

After the outlining, he used a numbing spray, which I have never tried before and I thought it was cool that he wanted to use it on my tattoo. Once he applied it to my skin and started tattooing, I didnt feel a thing! It was strange but nice at the same time. I was able to talk to my artist and have a meaningful conversation about life and tattooes.

we were done with the lettering at around 1145 and we were both too tired to keep going, so we decided that I would come back in 2 weeks after I am healed to finish the shading!

So, here is what I have so far! Enjoy!

Fresh Ink right after leaving the shop

healing nicely with colors shining :)

Close up of lettering. Colors look a lil deep but its purple,pink, lavender and white with of course black outlining.
It was an amazing way to wrap up my birthday. I went to bed with a big smile on my face because I love that i finally got this! I will keep you updated when I get the rest tattooed! Please subscribe for more fun updates!

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