In October, Liaa was going to add snowflakes to the cherry tree on my back but she wanted to plan them out as stencils instead of drawing them directly on my skin.
My January 10th appointment involved a lot of additions, touch-ups, and of course the snowflakes. Normally, I just have one area done at a time. However, this visit we did multiple sections. Let me tell you, sleeping for the first few days afterwards was very difficult!
Nevertheless, at the end of our session (2.5 hours), everything was done and looked amazing!
Here are the photos!
Of all the work I had done that day, the red-pink cherry blossom touch-ups on my upper back hurt the most. I thought my lower right arm (near my elbow) would be more painful but alas, it was my upper back. I asked Liaa why the same areas she tattooed in October seemed easier to tolerate the first time around and she said, "I think the body remembers. And we just did those areas recently."
Further, during my aftercare, I noticed the lower areas on my arms seemed to heal slower. I asked a good friend of mine (who happens to have an impressive body of work) and she said those spots were slower to heal on her as well. Maybe the closer to the elbow is more sensitive?
When it comes to getting new pieces, I think I am done for a while. However, I do want the rosy paintbrush flower on my lower left leg/ankle touched up. The colors are light pink and I would like them to be more of a vivid magenta, like the real flowers.
In the end, I am loving my body art more and more!