Monday, October 1, 2007

To ink or not to ink, that is my question...

So my younger sister has multiple tattoos. She isn't head to toe, or anything but as far as I know she is up to 5 individual tats. Each is significant to her. I know she is itching to get more & keeps bugging me to go with her for one.

My issue isn't the pain involved, hey at this point I feel more like Dalton from Roadhouse "Pain don't hurt"... It's more the question of what do I want on me FOREVER? It'll be there when I'm 80 & hangin' with my grandkids. I'm not sure how I'd feel if I found out Grandma has ink... strange.

I really want to do something that encompasses me & my kiddos, the constants in my life! I thought a snowflake would be perfect, some how work the kids names into it & honor our winter births. Of course my sister thinks it's "lame". My concern is it being interpreted as I am a cold flake...

She drew a fabulous tree that has the Princess's name in the branches, my only problem with that is it's only 1 kid, I'd have to get 2, plus the normal person is only going to see the tree & wonder why I have a tree on my back. Not that I am putting it where anyone will be able to see it, just when I bend over or forget that the shirt I'm wearing rides up when I reach for the top shelf.

SO who has ink? Anyone answered this quandry for themselves? Any pros or cons? Quick before she drags me kicking & screamin' "wait I don't have a plan yet...."

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Steph said...

I got a tattoo right before I turned 30. The only two issues I have with it are: (1) I did my own design, and I wasn't really sure how it should have been executed, so it looks a little sloppy. Should have done a little more planning on that, and (2) I wanted to put it in a place where my mom would not see it (I'm grown, but I don't want to throw it in her face either) - even though I know my daughter will out me eventually! But it's mine and it's for me to see and share with whom I choose, not the general public. There are those who will judge you for it. All that said, I don't regret it at all, and I rather like looking down and seeing it. It's a form of expression and it feels good to leave a mark on yourself, like getting your ears (or other things!) pierced, or whatever. Have fun - if you do it with your sister, it's a great bonding experience (I went with 3 friends, myself).

Bethiclaus said...

I have one tattoo and was planning on getting a second before I got knocked up again. I will probably wait now and do one large family piece instead of lots of small pieces for each of my children. Mostly a quality tattoo should be expensive and I can't justify that type of cost on multiple occasions.