I got my first tattoo when I was 20 and in college. Nothing crazy, just a polynesian designed honu on my back. I told myself maybe I'd get another one later....
Then 2 years ago, I got my Japanese side family crest and my dad's Hawaiian side aumakua designed and tattooed on the outside of my left leg. But really all along, I wanted to finish up my lower left leg all the way around.
7 months ago was that day. I did not know pain until I tattooed the rest of my leg. You would think the shin would hurt the most. No, right above the ankle and down the back of the calf was super intense! Only hurts when it happening, but this took 3 1/2 hours. I guess there's a nerve that runs down the back of your leg...? I dunno, bugga was mean.
I can't say I'm NEVER getting another though. Muahahahaha!!!
tattoo by Che Pilago at Moku Nui, Kona, HI.