Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Tattoo Talk with Ms Mistry

Name - Ms Mistry

I blog at msmistryblogs
I decided to start this blog because I wanted to share my opinions, views and stories with everyone. I have a real passion for writing so a blog was pretty much a no brainer.

So what was your first tattoo and how old were you? 
I was 21 and it was an 8 pointed star that I got on my outer right hand wrist.

Why did you choose that specific design?
I thought a star was a pretty safe option. It's small and easy to cover up.

How many tattoos do you have currently? What are they?
In total I have 5 tattoos and surprisingly, 4 of them are in the wrist/lower arm area. 
They are (in order of getting them done):
1. An 8 pointed star on my outer right hand wrist
2. A skull with wings on my inner right hand wrist
3. A large intricate vine and flowers piece with skull detailing on my upper back
4. The quote 'This too shall pass' on the outer side of my left arm
5. A swallow on the inside of my forearm

Do you have a favorite piece? if so what one and why?
I think it's a toss up between the large piece on my back and the swallow on my arm. Probably the swallow as it's cute and I can see it all the time

Did you do a lot of research in to your chosen artist/artists?
For my first two tattoos, I didn't do any research which I regret. I went into Selfridges on Oxford Street and had them done there. I got my larger back piece done at Hippie Heaven in Ealing after they were recommended to me and I was very pleased with the outcome. The other two tattoos were at different studios but again, I went to them with recommendations from others.

Are you planning on anymore?
No I don't think I will have anymore

A silly question as pain is relative but most painful tattoo?
Definitely the back piece especially when he was inking over my top vertebrae. He used white ink too which was a lot more painful than black in

General reaction from friends and family about your tattoos/body mods? Are they happy about you having them? 
Parents weren't too pleased at first but they got used to them. Friends thought that all of my tattoos were very cool.

Reactions from members of the public about your tattoos/body mods, Good or Bad?
In general, people have said that my tattoos are quite classy. I think this is because they are small and easily covered but you do get the odd person who doesn't like them but everyone is entitled to their own opinion

Have you tattoos ever hindered anything you wanted to do, interviews, work, etc?
I am very conscious of the fact that my tattoos are on display if I'm wearing short sleeves or not wearing a watch. I always try and cover them up at interviews but I have never had a problem in the workplace

Do you get asked did it hurt a lot? What do you tell people? 
Definitely. I tell the truth, that it was painful but not unbearable. It's like someone scratching a hot needle deep into your skin. That generally tends to put people off!

Do you find people will touch your tattoo (body mods) without asking? If so how do you deal with it? Luckily I have not experienced this but I wouldn't be too pleased if someone started prodding and poking me!

Any parting words? 
Tattoos are for life so think very very carefully about that you want to get and where. Do your research and take time to come to a decision you are happy with.

Thanks alot to Ms Mistry for taking part, be sure to pop over to her blog to have a look around.
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