Tattoo Rush

I’ve never been someone who goes chasing adrenaline. In fact, there are very few things that have successfully given me the rush that many people chase. I’ve driven on race tracks, been sky-diving, escaped an armed robbery, and travelled all over the world. None of those events have ever successfully made my heart feel like it’s about to beat out of my chest. That’s until I got my first tattoo. I never thought the tattooing process would be something appealing to me. Personally, I never understood people who would become addicted to tattoos. The idea of sitting in a chair for hours on end while someone pricks you with a needle never appealed to me. 

I’d always be dismissive of anyone who’d try to get too poetic about getting tattooed, but now I get it. Getting my first tattoo from the best realism tattoo artist in Brisbane, opened me up to a whole new world. As soon as that first needle touched my skin, I felt a wave of adrenaline wash throughout my body. This was like nothing I’d ever experienced in my life. My heart was racing, and I felt tickled but I also felt pain. I felt rewarded but also nervous. Never in my life had I had such a wave of conflicting emotions. There were also times when the tattooing felt totally comfortable, and other times when it borderlined on unbearable. I didn’t know what level of pain to expect, that’s what was amazing. Then I’d continue to watch the artist put this permanent ink on my skin. Every stroke they made was going to be there for the rest of my life.

I knew I had picked the correct tattoo shop. Near Brisbane is a popular place to get tattooed as there are many options. When I walked out of that eight-hour tattooing session, I felt a convoluted mix of rejuvenated and exhausted. I was walking out a new me with a new experience, but at the same time, the sitting for so long and pain had knocked the life out of me. That is adrenaline.