We usually want the items or want to do things that are in fashion. When I was eighteen years old, tattoos were quite common. I remember, every time I went to Goa, I used to get 2-3 artificial tattoos done which lasted for more than a week. It used to be so much fun! ❤
While shooting for a film in Hyderabad, I saw a few of my colleagues and friends getting tattoos done. I was thrilled by the idea and thought I should get tattoos done too. I’m a very stubborn person when it comes to my wishes, and my mom hardly ever says no, so I managed to convince her. She was still a little worried about the needles, and if I would be able to bear the pain. It reminded me of my childhood. I was never scared of needles. I always preferred injection over medicines, unlike other girls who could not handle the pain. Injections work faster, and I knew how it used to feel afterward. By the end of the day, I would be playing with my friends.
My mom warned me again, she told me that the poking would go on for a while, it won’t be easy. I still went ahead with it, telling her that it was just going to be a small cherry or a butterfly!
We finally went to a tattoo parlor and picked up a catalogue and searched for a cherry/butterfly design. While going through the book, there were so many good designs! I kept changing my mind about the tattoo I wanted. So, I finally settled on a beautiful mermaid. (Theoretically, they don’t exist, but it’s been my dream to see them. They are such a beautiful imaginary creation!) The tattoo artist informs me that the tattoo is going to be about 5-6 inches. I agreed anyway. I did not like the idea of coloring them, so I decided to get it done in black. My mom was still wary of the size, but I had no issues as I wanted it on my back.
Being an artist, I had to make sure that I didn’t get a tattoo in a very visible place since it would not support all my roles in the movies. The procedure took about five and a half hours! I was messing around with my phone the entire time. I had completely diverted my mind. The tattoo artist was so surprised when I didn’t cry. He told me I’m the first girl who hadn’t cried ( I felt strong and proud)! He informed me about the aftercare, and then we were on my way home. I could not sleep on my back for an entire week!
A lot of people complimented my tattoo. I was so happy! Now, after ten years, I feel a lot of people enjoyed watching it, but I could not even look at it. So I got another one done. I’ll be talking about it in the next article.❤