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At least my ribs can't kill my cats, Part 4

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It was my final session.

I made a little bit of small talk with Austin as I sat on the animal-print couch, but I couldn't concentrate too well. I did talk to him about possibly doing my cat sleeve later this year; hopefully he has received his license by then.

Adorn was busy, and soon Austin got pulled away by a girl needing help figuring out lettering for her tattoo. I waited, occasionally fiddling with my phone. I mentally kicked myself for being early, as I know it does me no good; I still have to wait while Anne sets everything up, something she doesn't do until she knows I'm there.

After sitting there for roughly 20 minutes, I finally got to back to Anne's room and strip. She was excited that the tattoo was looking so nice, and assured me that if I did as well as I did last time, this would be our last session.

The session was ridiculously easy. Once I laid down and assumed the position, I didn't get up again until Anne announced that she was finished.

All that was left today was just coloring in the pink in the flowers, something that wouldn't take more than hour, and probably less. I don't quite remember, but I think it worked out to be around 45 minutes. She started near my armpit this time, and much to my surprise, it didn't make me grit my teeth and want to mutter foul things at her. Rather, it was uncomfortable, but not necessarily painful. Since the lilies were to be light pink, they only needed to be gone over once, unlike the green, which was four times. I was so, so happy I had decided to go with the light pink rather than dark.

One of the petals just barely touches my breast, and that was not fun, roughly comparable to the petals near my armpit. Definitely not a place that I plan on repeating on my other side.

I zoned off a little bit as she worked her way down my ribs, every once in a while touching on the petals that extend to my back. The pain wasn't much at all, and it made me a bit sleepy. Near my hips, though, I was jolted back by an unexpected pain.

It hadn't hurt that much there before, so I was confused. Not that it was a horrible, Oh-God-am-I-dying-pain like the green had been, but it hurt. Luckily it was just a small spot that hurt, and she finished up without another incident.

I was declared finished, and she told me to get up and look in the mirror and admire my new piece.

I was absolutely thrilled when I saw it, as it was even better than I had pictured in my mind. It was just so soft and gentle. I babbled praise at Anne, too excited to really think.

She smiled, and ordered me back over to her so that she could wrap me and send me on my way. While wrapping me up, she told me that I should stop back in a month so that she could take a look at it and take some photos for her portfolio.

After she wrapped me all up, I walked over to the corner of the room where I had dropped my shirt and camisole, and attempted to get dressed. To my embarrassment, I had to have Anne help me get dressed, as the wrapping constricted my movements just a bit too much.

Healing was fairly uneventful, as I tend to heal quickly. However, about a week before I was going to go see Anne and have the photo taken, my kitten scratched me from one end of the tattoo to the other, which just about made me bawl, as I was more worried about the tattoo than anything else at that moment.

I ended up waiting another two weeks before going in. By that point, the scratch was just barely there. I had babied it a lot, trying to ensure that it would not scar and mar my flowers.

Anne was thrilled to see that it had healed well, and ordered Bonnie to take photos. So, at some point, it will be up on her portfolio at Adorn.

I'm actually now contemplating getting rhododendrons on my left ribs, another favorite flower of mine that, incidentally, is toxic to cats. I swore I wouldn't go through the pain again, but maybe it's worth it..

Fully healed:

Another, slightly better photo, can be found here. However, you can see my breast in the photo, so it is NSFW.


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on: 20 June 2008
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Artist: Anne
Studio: Adorn+Body+Art
Location: Portland%2C+Or

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