My first tattoo

Today I went in for the first (of two) session for my first tattoo. I've held off for a couple decades on getting one for a litany of reasons. It's quite surreal to have one now. I'm also not one to half-ass anything so this covers my entire forearm.

I had a lot of nerves and emotions about sitting with someone for that long and trusting them to work on me. I happen to know this artist so things aligned for me. He was very kind and made the whole process a breeze.

I can't say the sensation was like anything I'd ever felt before. I wouldn't say it hurt but it was at times severely uncomfortable. The second session should be a little easier since I know what to expect now.