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My 16th birthday tattoo

For a while now my mom has been asking me about a tattoo. She got one a few years ago and I thought it was really cool. So I had always gave it a little thought. But I had never been brave enough to go get one. But a few days before my birthday she kept asking me what I wanted. I really wanted a tattoo, but really didn't want to tell her. I really didn't know what she would say about it.

My sixteenth birthday was an amazing experience that I will never forget. My mom asked me what I wanted and I told her a tattoo, she agreed and said that we would go check it out. So the next day we went to Summersville. We ran up on the Black Pearl, it looked pretty cool so we went there. I heard of this place from a few of my friends that have got tattoo's there. I really like how there's looked so I was determined to go check this place out.

Every single person that I had talked to that went to The Black Pearl to get their first tattoo said it was a great experience. Now I'm happy to say that I am one of those people that can tell other people a GREAT place to go their a tattoo. All the people their are funny, and can make you relax.

I have already told people that The Black Pearl is a great place to go get a tattoo. The day after I got mine, I told more than five people that they should go there. After I showed them mine they said that they would go there to get one soon.

For a few days I stayed on the computer looking for the perfect tattoo that I would like to have. It is permanent and I didn't want something that I didn't like. So I found a few ideas, then I took it to Bones to have him draw up. Even thought later I would change my mind about what I really wanted.

Once we walked in I knew this was the place I wanted to get my first tattoo. The appointment was on my birthday, and at first I was very excited. But as that day grew closer I became very nervous.

When we got there on Saturday we walked in and I was very indecisive but Bones, the artist that worked on me, was very patient and waited for me to find the perfect one. I found the perfect one an hour or two later and he drew it up perfect. Exactly how i wanted it to be.I knew that this was going to be a life changing experience but I didn't know how great it would actually be.

By then I was freaking out, I was so nervous. But Bones talked me right through the whole thing. Everybody there was very helpful and extremely patient. Everybody at The Black Pearl made me feel right at home.

This was one of the greatest things I have ever done. As soon as he got ready to start he asked me if I was positive that, that is what I really wanted to be on my body for the rest of my life. He gave me one more chance to change my mind but, that's what I really wanted. So we then started. I was so nervous that this was going to hurt so bad. But in reality it didn't hurt that bad at all. But I was nervous enough to get sick after the first four letters he started. But he was patient and let me step outside and get something to drink.

Then we started again and in no more than 25-30 minutes he was finished with the outline. After that I didn't think it was bad at all . I really want to get another one and I really want to go back to the same artist for my second one.

Of course it was my birthday and all the guys at The Black Pearl made it a great one. They joked around and had fun, but still they were serious when it was time to work. My birthday this year was great. I loved every bit of it, except for the pain. Right after I was done everybody complimented it and told me how sweet it was. Then we took some pictures with everybody and they even had balloons.

They helped me through this great experience and I plan to go back to the same place to get my next one in just few weeks. It's been 4 days since I got my tattoo. It's almost completely healed and it looks very good. So I want to thank Bones and everybody at The Black Pearl in Summersville. Thanks guys.

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submitted by: Anonymous
on: 01 May 2008
in Tattoos

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Artist: Bones
Studio: Black+Pearl
Location: Summersville%2CWest+Virginia

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