Author: Emma Chapman,Tattoos,

Emma Chapman's tattoos My new tattoo Emma's new tattooAfter a five year hiatus, it happened – I got a new tattoo. And I love it!!!!!!

Maybe some of you remember when I last wrote about my tattoos. I have two little hand-written "love" on each wrist and a big blue hand-mixer on my left forearm. And now I have a big pineapple-maybe-it's-a-drink-too on my right forearm. 

This tattoo was a gift for my 30th birthday from my brother. He also got a tattoo the same day as me, also a pineapple, although his is a bit different than mine. So, in a way, it's kind of a sibling tattoo. But also he got it for me because I had been talking about getting some kind of pineapple tattoo after the bar opened for a while now. So if you're one of those people who really wants to know what it means... well, I guess it means that I have an awesome brother and an awesome bar.

I'm not huge on tattoo meanings. I sort of like a mix between, yeah it means something sort of, and it's just really pretty. :)

Pineapple tattooI got my tattoo at Hearts of Fire (in Springfield, MO) from Ethen. He really made the idea even better by adding the flamingos and also suggesting the straw be blue (I had thought about yellow but SO glad he said to go blue). So if you live anywhere near me, I highly recommend him – he's also a really sweet guy. 

It took about 2 hours to complete, and Doren (my bro) can tell you that I pretty much sat there quietly the whole time. Ha! I either didn't remember how much my mixer hurt to get, or I've gotten way more, uh, aware of pain since then. I'm definitely not one of those people who really enjoys the process of getting the tattoo; I try not to look at the needle as much as possible. 

Tiki tattooI really hesitate to say this, but, I sort of think this might be my last tattoo. Of course now that I've said that, it probably won't be. 

Idk, after getting my mixer, I just sort of felt like I'd probably get another some day. But after getting the pineapple, I sort of feel like this might be it. But, who knows? Life is long, and I clearly don't think there's an age when you have to stop getting tattoos. So we'll just see. But I am out of forearm space, so where am I even going to put it?! :)

Anyway, kind of a random post I guess. But just wanted to share my new tattoo with you all. And if you totally hate tattoos, I hope you skipped this one. :) xo. Emma

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Janae Hardy. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions

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