Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I've been wanting another tattoo since I had my first.
It was like a  yearning I couldn't explain.  People say that if you'd experience getting one, it's either you'd never try again because of the pain, or you'd be so addicted to the  feeling that you'd most likely get  more. I think the latter applies to me.

A few years back, it was all about being spontaneous. I just wanted a tattoo. I never had any particular design in mind, and I changed my mind time after time.

I got my first tattoo when I was in high school. It's a small little "A" placed on my lower back, a weird-looking insignia of my name. Yes, I was sober when I got it, and I liked it although it was a pretty rash idea at the time.I never did care if it hurts or not, all I knew back then was that I wanted  to have myself inked.

Years have passed and I have felt that it was time for another one. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine to have myself tattooed with someone else's face, but I just woke up one day wanting it so bad that I couldn't wait no more. Well, atleast this time I have been pretty sure about the design I want and I have been very picky in choosing the person who will be doing it.

Just last Friday (20th of May) I paid a visit to Gene Testa's Tattoo Shop at Robinsons Galleria. It wasn't just a courtesy call, of course.

I went there for my tattoo. 

Here's how it looked within the first 24 hours

Here's how it looks now

Well, what do you think? Pretty cool, eh?

It's a portrait of my daughter. As you can see, it's a very special tattoo and I wanted to be sure that it's gonna be perfect. Nobody wants to be tattooed for life and regret it just because he got inked the wrong way- one hell of a reason why I got it done by one of the best tattoo artists in town! The price was a little bit steep for a palm-sized tats, but it was definitely worth it. Gene Testa definitely created a masterpiece. Well, judging from the black and gray face of Sophia on my back, I reckon I'd be proud of it for the rest of my life.

I so love my new tattoo! <3