So, ultimately I know it doesn’t really matter at this point because it’s a tattoo and it’s on me forever, lol. More so wanting to vent, and see if anybody else has experienced anything similar.
I got a tattoo a month or so ago from a really good artist in my area. They’re pretty popular and are usually booked out for a while. I was supposed to see her in March 2020 but then you-know-what happened. After shut downs, schedule conflicts, etc., I was finally able to see her this year.
I don’t know if it was adrenaline or what, but when she put the stencil on my bicep, I didn’t think anything of it. At the time, I saw the design, and I was like yeah ok that’s good.
It wasn’t until recently where I’ve taken selfies and noticed that the bird, in nearly every selfie, is positioned in a way where he’s sticking his beak into my armpit. I started noticing it more, and after twisting around in the mirror, noticed that due to where he’s at on my arm, stretches out into weird distorted shapes when I move around.
I can’t stop thinking about it now. I feel silly and dumb for not noticing at the appointment. I feel a weird betrayal with the artist for not advising my properly. I keep thinking, if only the image was flipped, or moved two inches to the left, I wouldn’t be in this situation.
Any insight on how to get over this? I feel like, sick to my stomach upset thinking about it. Has anybody experienced anything similar?
Update: here’s a different view for how he looks when I have my arm in close….. https://imgur.com/a/BXebcFm