Hi! I realise I haven’t been on tumblr in FOREVER but the sometimes-blocking of China and real life has, you know, taken precedence.
ANYWAY. I’m here to ask a question to any of my friends/followers/anyone else who would like to answer. How much and how long would you wait for a tattoo (in colour, about the size of an iPhone)? If you have tattoos, how much did they cost and do you think it was worth it?
BONUS QUESTION: how much free reign did you give your tattoo artist in the design and how did it work out?
(I’m considering getting a new tattoo in Hong Kong by Olivia of Tattoo Temple but I would be giving her pretty much free reign of the design, will have to wait 4-6 months and it’ll cost me about £300-500 probably. I REALLY want it but…?)
35 hours?! Well I’m never complaining about not getting a seat on the train again.
Yeah just finished it thankfully! End time - 36hr20m. Varied between sitting on my bag (very squished bananas), sitting on the floor, perched on a sink and leaning against a wall. No part of this was comfortable and my legs ache like hell. Never doing that again!
You want to assasinate someone, vision is a basic requirement.
So in order to renew my visa in China, I have to travel to a city at the other end of the country - a 35 hour train ride away. This alone was bad enough, especially as we only had seats and not beds for the way up and were spending 2 days there before travelling home again. However, fate decided this wasn’t harsh enough. Delays for about an hour and a half on the first train left us with not enough time to change stations and so we missed our second train. Thankfully they exchanged our tickets for free, but only for the train exactly a day later and standing tickets. At 10.30pm with nowhere to go for 22 hours and little money, a kind stranger who spoke English helped us out to a weird extent, finding us somewhere to stay, taking us there and even paying for half the hotel room for us. And now we are at a coffee shop taking advantage of the free wifi and waiting out the 6 hours until our train leaves and we get the joy of standing up or sitting on the floor for 35 hours! All this to spend now one day in Harbin before hopefully a stress-free journey home with beds on the train!
Ah well, it’s an experience at least, right?!