If you follow my Instagram you already know I got a pretty sweet tattoo on Valentine’s Day.
I figured this tattoo and shop were blog worthy and here’s why: The shop is gorgeous, super clean, and quiet. Getting a tattoo can be nerve-racking when people are walking in and out of a shop and there are several machines buzzing or conversations happening all at once.
Since Eric & Susan (shop owners + tattooers) are the only people tattooing, they are a”by appointment only” shop, which means no walk in traffic. This keeps the shop environment extremely relaxing and comfortable.
Eric was my artist. From our first email, to the in-shop consultation, to the finished product I was impressed. Eric was professional and efficient. He listened to all of my ideas, took plenty of notes, “coffee cup, not girly, american traditional.” He executed the perfect tattoo and made me comfortable the entire appointment. I usually get a little nauseated or faint when it comes to needles, but I was fine!
Tattoos hurt. There’s nothing you can do about that. But the environment and the artist can contribute a great deal to the comfort part. With that said, this was the easiest time I’ve had with a tattoo. Cameron got his very first (in a difficult spot) with Eric and he had a similar experience. He said Eric made him very comfortable throughout the session.
Eric & Susan are both very cool, talented people, who excel at their jobs. I can’t say enough great things about my experience at Globe Electric. It definitely will not be the last tattoo I get from there!
aaand finally, the finished product!
If you’re in the DC area I highly suggest you send your ideas to these artists. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation. Below are their Instagram accounts (check out their work!) & shop information.
Last Week’s Workouts
Monday: 7.5m interval (2m warm up, 4 mile repeats each @ 6:40/pace, cool down)
Tuesday: 3m easy 9:30/pace, 25min TRX legs, 3 x 6 toes to bar
Wednesday: 5m hill sprints (30 sec sprints x 6.5% 6:35/pace + 1 minute walking recoveries)
Friday: 5.1m easy 9:25/pace
Saturday: 11m long run w/10k tempo (3m warm up, 10k @ 7:30/pace, 1.8m cool down)
Total Miles: 31.6
How did everyone’s weekend workouts go?
Tattoos? Anyone have a good or bad experience with them?