Tattoos and Pregnancy - Part II
A week doesn’t pass where I don’t get asked about my tattoos. Fact is I have a lot. I’ve always had a style goal in my head of a lot of tattoos with classic conservative clothing like lovely pants suits and sweaters. I like the two worlds clashing. As I build my new wardrobe in EU I hope to do more of this.
(almost two weeks into “no poo” here, hair’s getting a little moody these days)
One of the biggest questions (after the ever annoying “are those real”) I get is how my tattoos faired pregnancy. I have some belly tattoos that either have lowered a bit over the years as I’ve aged or my pant line has risen, probably a combo of both. What I know though is they don’t peek out the top of my pants very often anymore. I did a post WAY back when documenting these tattoos after having the bubs. And honestly thanks to those early 20s cells nothing much really happened to them post baby besides one little line being a bit stretched out but nothing noticeable to the normal eye. I also thought I faired well with no stretch marks thanks to solid genes, proper moisturizing and my young age.
Yet, now it’s time for part II of this story because as I’m losing weight I’ve carried since having G, slimming, and toning I’m coming to find I wasn’t as lucky as I thought! While so far in this journey my tattoos are still fairing well, stretch marks I didn’t even know were there are starting to show themselves! As the weight comes off the true condition of my skin is showing mostly on my upper legs and tummy.
So far though I’m happy to tell even with the pregnancy and the weight loss there’s no significant changes in the tats (besides some heading south). Now, we’ll see if they withstand a second go at the pregnancy rodeo in my 30s.
Another question I’ll often get is “do I regret” my tattoos?”. I can honestly say sure for a split second if I see some glowing skinned beauty with flawless skin wearing a showing outfit I may think “man it would be nice to have skin like that. Yet, those moments are rare and fleeting. Each tattoo on my body stands for something, has a story behind it and some emotional significance. In a way asking me if I regret my tattoos is like asking me if I regret my life. Which as anyone I have somethings that I didn’t do perfect just as some of my tattoos aren’t perfectly done or aging perfectly but all in all it’s my life and I’m proud of it however unperfected, bleeding lines, and faded it and they maybe.