Saturday, November 19, 2011
#NaBloPoMo Waiting for the Scar
The whole area under wraps is a little swollen, and I can't tell where the actual stitches are. I'm having fun guessing what it'll look like when it's healed. The photo showed me that I have a shameful amount of untapped potential for a large back piece. I've been daydreaming about a spinal tattoo of entwined kundalini snakes since before I had any tattoos. I haven't come up with a design that satisfies me yet. I want a slightly cyberpunk feel, and line movement that hints at the DNA double helix.
The dressing is on until my follow-up visit, in at least a week. I'll have to peak when he changes the bandage. After that the first milestone to await is taking a real bath. The happy trade-off is that all my recent hot soaks were driven by aching legs with nerve problems that have now been corrected.