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?

I don’t have a tattoo, although it is something I’m debating.

The thing that annoys me about tattoos is that seemingly every single woman in the world ever now wants to only date men with tattoos, beards and top knots! It’s like it’s nearly a requirement. I understand people having preferences, but this requirement seems to be out of proportion!

The reason I have been thinking of a tattoo is that I want something to remind me of a point on a regular basis. I want something to remind myself to not necessarily take things easy. I know the theme in recent posts has been taking chances, so maybe there’s a bit of that too. Having something etched into my skin might achieve that.

The symbol I’ve thought about is a firework. This is because of a song called Just Watch the Fireworks by Jimmy Eat World which starts with the lyrics at the bottom of this post. By having a symbol rather than the writing I’m figuring I might not look like a groupie in later life!

I’m sure, though, there are other ways to remind me of that. I wouldn’t tattoo myself with a shopping list or a reminder to change Moo’s litter. I would promise myself that I’d remember to get the things from the supermarket and make the cat comfortable. I want to make sure it’s important enough and artistic enough to me to warrant the permanency.

Here, you can be anything.
I think that scares you.

Just Watch the Fireworks by Jimmy Eat World

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  1. Amy Rose

    I’m not really sure what made me get my one lonely tattoo, think I was single and living it up (may have been the time I was also considering getting my motorbike license lol)
    I met with the artist a few times, knew him via my work, he was learning at the time and offered me a cheapie (how could I resist?)
    I LOVE elephants!!! What I wanted was a trio of them, just their silhouettes, across my lower back (yes I chose a tramp stamp!) He had grand plans of doing a sunset scene behind them, which I was considering.
    Decided to start with just the middle elephant, just in case I couldn’t handle the pain. I even bought numbing cream to help with the pain factor.
    I still have my 1 lonely elephant, the cream was great til it wore off!! Then ouchy to the max!!!
    My 💜’s best mate is also a tattoo artist, apparently he’s gentle and doesn’t get complaints about the pain factor. Hmm, still not sure how a needle going into your skin over and over can be gentle, but I am back to dreaming about the day I’m not too scared to get another.

    • Haha! Yeah, I’m not sure what to make of the pain thing although I know there are places it hurts more than others. It’s location I haven’t decided on yet. I thought about the front of my shoulder but I haven’t made my mind up.

      Would you get the elephants finished or get something else?

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