I got a new tattoo! Or at least, the first half of one. It looks great!
….and it’s incredibly distressing.
Contrary to this comic, I did know this was going to be a thing going in, so I do have some ways to deal. But it’s hard. Everyone who gets a tattoo deals with the irritation and itchiness and flakiness. It’s annoying for everyone. The best way I can describe it for myself and my ’tillomania is that when I have texture on my skin, something terrible inside of me curls tight around my insides and squeezes until I want to scream and tear my skin off.
You’d think that tattoos would just be a bad idea for me, but I don’t agree. They’re just more challenging. I love owning my body and making it mine.