24.02.2012 - 02.03.2012
I was greeted by Leandro my friend that I had met in Cabanaconde, Peru at the ‘Pachamama Hostel’. He had invited to stay with his family for as long as I wanted which was really nice of him! I really did not do much here in San Fernando but I loved it. Spending time with Leo mum and dad who were great! His mum spoke very little English whereas the dad did not speak a word and bless he would speak to me in Spanish but in a very fast tone. I finally got to sleep on a descent bed, hot shower and to eat salads and vegetables!!!!!!!!!! I did go to Tigre which was only a few stops from San Fernando. It was a nice town with a canal full of boats, people taking out their rowing boats, women on their cycles and obviously locals sipping on their mate! We strolled around for an hour or two before heading to Leandro’s friend’s house where he wanted to finish off his back tattoo. I was looking fwd to seeing this as I have always wanted to get one of my own. The tattoo took almost 4hours to complete and after that we headed back home. There was this big match that was going to take place with the local favourites ‘Boca Juniors’ on the Sunday and I really wanted to go but tickets are like gold dust very hard to get hold off. Saturday morning after breakfast I saved a few designs to my laptop and off we went to Lupita Tattoo store! I was serious and I just wanted to get my tatt and what better place to get it…in Argentina! No doubt I was nervous and shit scared but very determined. There was a chance that they were busy as I did not book an appointment but they were free lol. I explained my design to Leandro and he told Santiago the tattooist. I then had to wait while he had his lunch, nervous as ever trying to think of something diff a bit hard when in all you can hear is the sound of the machines hehehe. This girl had come in and wanted a little heart or something on her finger and as it was a small design he asked me if I can wait a little longer. I was more than happy to hahahah. Watching that girl made me feel more at ease…I can do this.
I was called up, I sat on the stretcher and like in Miami Ink he had transferred my design on my ankle. The actual size that I had wanted he said it would look pretty crap as it has loads of detail so he had convinced me to go bigger, a lot bigger. After free hand drawing it was time. The hour went so quick that I could not believe that I have just had my 1st tattoo. At the points where I felt in pain I was squeezing Leandro hand (bless him) and looking at this guy on the left of me who was getting his whole arm done but there was a time where I was thinking of my nephew whilst listening to some UK garage oooh yeah! I am pleased with the tattoo afterwards I could not put a lot of pressure on my foot but all was good. Later on that evening I was invited to a family asado party. It was really cool to have a family dinner as I really miss just sitting with my family and eating or just chilling with them. A great night and everyone had made me feel at home, a lot of food and alcohol was consumed.
Part 2 for another asado party was being held at Leandro brother’s house on Sunday.