I am so so so sad

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RobinByrd
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   Posted 6/16/2009 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
So, I bragged it up about my tattoo.  I was so excited.  We all understand the horribly long road of pain, medication side effects, one unexpected crisis after another...it's really no way to live.  We are forced into a life we have no choice but to accept, then we are forced to make a decision for organ removal or some sort of off-the-wall surgery that never in a million years would be ever believe we would have to go through.
 
After the nightmare of staph infections, surgeries, open-wounds for three months straight, and then the struggle of the proctocolectomy I decided to tattoo my arm in a place very visible and open, as the scar already there is difficult to accept, as it's story makes me cry. 
 
Now, I have a tattoo that makes me want to cry.  It is not at all what the artist said it would be.  The color is not as promised and the overall design is not what was showed to me on paper.  My heart is broken and I'm not sure what I will do.  I plan on visiting this place on Wednesday to talk with the owner.  I feel as though I over paid for something that is causing me a great amount of sadness. 
 
Honestly, I feel bad for owner of this shop.  He'll either get my overly emotional tearful side, which will definitely pull the woe-is-me card and make him and the artist feel just horrible for what has happened.  Or...
 
He will get my overly angry very opinionated b with an itchy side, which will explain to him the hell I've endured and how irrate I am that after all I've gone through some little piece of sh with an it has come along and made matters worse! 
 
Either way, I think I'll get my point across and hopefully have a better story to post about that night.
 
I'm really the wrong ostomate to piss off.
 
smurf    (my smurf's hat is hiding the devil horns and b/c he doesn't have a nose you can't see the flames shooting from his nostrils)
: )  Robin
 
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
 
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 6/16/2009 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
maybe they can improve on it to make it a positive one?

summerstorm
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   Posted 6/16/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
good luck! i hope they can fix it for you.

Liza D
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   Posted 6/16/2009 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
That sucks. I hope the owner can do something for you. Is it really big? Maybe they can do a cover up. Or if the colors are off maybe they can add color to make it better.

I'm sorry. When I got my Colitis Tattoo it was great and really helped me get through the surgery. I hope you get some comfort on Wednesday.

Good Luck and do leave until you are satisfied!!!
UC (Pancolitis... 90%!) December 2001
Arthritis (2003)
Upper GI Ulcer (2006)
Osteopenia (2008)
Depression/Anxiety (2002)
J-Pouch May 2009

Meds just stopped working so I took the problem out! No more colon and all kinds of excitement!


flchurchlady
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   Posted 6/16/2009 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck! I hope they do the right thing and fix it for free.
 
P.S.- your smurf with horns comment was hilarious!! :)
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


mommyphotographer
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   Posted 6/16/2009 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
that is what i think alot of people who do get tatoos will think at some point in their life..... becuase your idea of what looks nice changes. like hair styles......

Chasblah
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   Posted 6/16/2009 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry you're unhappy with your tatoo. I know you were looking forward to getting it for a while.

Maybe the color will fade to a lighter shade?

I thought it looked nice. I thought it looked feminine and pretty. Kind of like jewelry.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


RobinByrd
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   Posted 6/17/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your kind thoughts and words. 
 
I did speak with the owner yesterday and I cried.  I was handling my disappointment decently until he told me that the color I originally wanted would have been possible.  Then I just lost it.  I really could care less about the tattoo on my arm right now, I'm just really upset and pissed off beyong beliefe that I was lied to. 
 
So, I'm going to see a different place today (hopefully...crazy schedule and client in crisis) and I'd like to see what they suggest. 
 
I know my getting it was an impulse decision, and I never go on impulse.  However, I really just needed something to help me move past my experience.
 
I'm tired having to learn things the hard way!  : )  My husband feels I should have planned it out more, but I was trusting and felt that a professional should be able to do beautiful filigree  on my arm.  Boy was I wrong. 
 
I'm still getting compliments on it at school and from friends...such as you Chassity : )  ...but I know what I want and I'm not going to stop until I get it!
 
I think I'll either use the balm treatment or find out how much the laser would cost.  darn it all. 
 
Well, thank you guys so much for your thoughts and suggestions!  I will definitely keep you posted.
 
smurf  
: )  Robin
 
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
 
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown


tls43
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   Posted 6/18/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel so bad for you! I have been planning my next one since my surgery! I have several already, and I know how personable they are! Each one of mine tell a different season of my life.

I hope that they fix it for you and don't let them get away with it! I am so sorry!

RobinByrd
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   Posted 6/18/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for your strong support you guys...I do need to hear that.  I can be very assertive and just down right b with an itchy, or I can be a crying, blubbering mess.  I really have a hard time finding a middle ground.  SO.  I'm going to calm my ass down a little more, march back in there, and give them a chance to make it right. 
 
I have the orginal design on paper and will make a more effective and beautiful design from it that will correct the areas I'm upset about.  Maybe he could buy me the wrecking balm?  I don't know.  I'm still so mad I'll start crying again.  I'm such a whimp when it comes to that.  Any time I get super angry I start to cry.  That's real mature isn't it?!  Even in professional settings, I get upset and so starts the tears!  It's embarrassing.
 
Anyway, thanks again...I get a lot of compliments on it, but it's really not good enough for me.  I'm very dissatisfied and just right MAD!  devil
 
smurf  
: )  Robin
 
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
 
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
 
"Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open."  -Unknown

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