Posts Tagged ‘Rewards’

Tattoos with Fibro

July 5, 2022

I’ve not had any tattoos prior to this year, so I don’t know what it’s like to have any ink done with a body that does not have pain. Honestly because I’ve been dealing with chronic pain issues since adolescent, I don’t think I could have even had the opportunity to do so.

I have 2 pieces done thus far. They are both rewards for my weight loss.

On my upper left arm, a little bigger than I was expecting, is my Scouter Koolaid tattoo I was given the name Koolaid by a patrol of scouts in my early 20s. So, basically is the scouting fleur-de-lis with the Koolaid guy super imposed on top. With the cub sign shown in his right hand.

This tattoo was actually quite painful. I had a hard time tolerating the pain. I was gritting my teeth the entire time but I persisted because I knew it was temporary pain and would eventually stop

On the top of the backside of my right shoulder, I have a butterfly. This butterfly is similar in style to a monarch butterfly but instead of the orange, black and white, mine is coloured inshades of purple and white. It is unique & really cool in that it is almost 3D in nature and you can see the shadow of it behind the butterfly. The text surrounding the butterfly reads “Fibromyalgia Awareness”.

This tattoo was significantly easier despite having more chronic pain issues in the area. For the majority of the work I was able to just sit and relax as he drew on the back of my shoulder. In fact, the upper lettering where I says “Fibromyalgia”, that actually tickled. Go figure There was one spot however that was a problem. Near the end of the work, the artist was adding white for highlights, he hit a flat mole on my back That sent a single big sharp jolt of pain through me. But that was the only pain I had from that one.

The artist, given that these two were my very first two and done right one after the other, he was not only surprised but suitably impressed that I only jumped that one single time. Apparently that is not the norm.

I do have one final one planned as my final reward for reaching & maintaining my goal weight. That one is going to be a collection of roses on my bum/ hip/ lower back in shades of bright pink & purple, maybe blue. The text to accompany that tat is “Neon Rose”, the online alias I have used since I was 16, so long long time ago.

When Lilly passes, I will be getting her paw print on me aswell in commemoration.

Weight Loss Rewards

June 18, 2020

I have set myself 3 very specific weight goals to meet. Each goal is a non-food reward.. And before I get the reward, I must maintain that goal level for a month.

What are my rewards? Tattoos. I’ve been wanting to get some for a while now and figured this was a good way to get them. I have to work for them.

Goal 1: 100kg. Gets me out of the metric Onederland.

This Tattoo is my Scouting tat with a fleur-de-lis under the Koolaid man making a cub sign. I have it drawn up & ready to go. My niece drew it for me. This is going on the back of my shoulder and be only 1-1¬Ĺ inches big This is what it looks like:

Goal Met & Maintained.

Goal 2: 200lb. Gets me into the imperial Onederland.

This tattoo to a nod to my chronic health issues. It’s to be a butterfly, in a 3D image with a shadow. The butterfly colour will be shades of purple..I have an idea of what I want, just is not drawn out. This is likely going on the opposite shoulder & will be about 2-3 inches in size This is kinda what I’m thinking:

As of June 6th, I am 7 lb away So, I’m getting close.

Goal 3: 180lb. This is where, I’m told, I should be. Final weight.

This tattoo will be a rose or set of roses in shades of pink, blue & purple with my alias on it somehow. I’m not exactly sure what design, but it will be bigger than the other two, depending on cost. Maybe something like this:

I am still 25-30lb from this point. .