Do you have a tattoo? If so, what’s the story behind your ink? If you don’t have a tattoo, what might you consider getting emblazoned on you skin?
Years ago I really wanted a wolf tattoo ( considered myself fierce ) and then I changed my mind and wanted Anubis ( because I was an embalmer, so it made sense ) and than I wanted allons-y ( I was in that frame of mind…actually still am).
I guess by this point I could have had three tattoos.
So I mentioned it to my sister.
My sister made it clear to me that somewhere out there, there is a tattoo needle loaded with hepatitis just waiting for me to walk in so it can infect and kill me.
I now know more than any one person needs to know about diseases you can get if you were to get a tattoo- but not to worry, my Sister is convinced that needle has my name on it so don’t worry you could use it and you’ll be fine.
And then I told my Mom.
I’ll bet you think can see where this is going.
You don’t know my Mom.
She thought it was a great idea.
She suggested little flowers, not roses though. But pretty little flowers- maybe on my shoulder or ankles ( Yes, plural ).
She told me how nice it would look with my skin coloring.
I told her what I wanted and she said, ” Oh. That’s nice too. But remember. Get small ones or nobody will notice your face or your hair and your face is so pretty.
So I went from feeling like a fierce, fearless, rebel to the daughter of a woman who is a fierce, fearless, rebel and I thought:
” I could tattoo my face and I will never be able to make being a rebel look so smooth and easy as my Mom was in that conversation.
And I still don’t have a tattoo.