Thanks, everyone! I'm glad you like it as much as I do.
Joyce - yes, it was an "ouch"!! When he started on it, I thought I was going to jump out of the chair!
The pain got better when the outline was done and he worked on the filler. I do not remember my first tattoo hurting as bad as this one did, but I kept telling myself I was doing it for Vinny. It's on the outside of my left calf...where Vinny was whenever we went for a walk. Damn, I miss that dog.
Grace - I don't know how you managed to sit through a tat the size of yours'!! Doing it for Amanda must have steeled your determination.