Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Table Topics Tuesday: All Inked Up


if you were to get a tattoo right now, what would it be?

I'm wussing out and saying NONE.

Not because I don't like them. I do. There are 5 tattoos that adorn my body:

1) An ankh on my boob that I got at the tender age of 18
2) My husbands name on my left thigh
3) Our oriental birth sign on my right calf; the hubs & I have the same one in the same place
4) A tribal dragon on the left shoulder
4.5) Then a cover up for the dragon
5) My last one is a death bat with the words "Seize the day" under it.*

BUT I learned my lesson on #4. It was a spur of the moment trip to the tattoo parlor when a ski trip was cancelled where I picked out something without any thought.

I ended up having it inked over because I hated it so much.

Originally it was a crappy tribal dragon. The 2nd tattooist changed it so there are now two dragons and the oriental sign for Luck in between them. I'm into symbolism. It's really hard to see in this picture but the dragon eyes are green. Like mine.

So I will never get another tattoo without putting a lot of thought into it. Right now I have no plans to get another one. Again, it's not because I don't like them. It's just that I need to find something that speaks to me. Something that I want.

Because let's face it - they are permanently skin deep.

Now it's your turn:
if you were to get a tattoo right now, what would it be?

*The "death bat" is the logo for Avenged Sevenfold & "Seize the Day" is one of their best songs.


Shannon said...

Like you, I'm into the whole "tatts must have meaning".

Maybe one of these days I'll be brave enough to go under the needle...

Jayme said...

I'm getting only 1 more and it will have something to do with the kids names....but since I don't know how I want to do it yet, I'm not rushing it.

CaraBee said...

I like the symbolism. If I were to get one, it would probably be native symbols or my daughter's name in Hindi script. There would be symbolism, but it would probably not be obvious. Maybe someday.

Kathy said...

I like the idea of a tattoo even though most of my friends would freak out. That's not my problem. My problems are: 1) I don't like pain & 2) I am really really fickle.

As you said, it's permanent & I might not like it in a month or year.

But when I think about it, I think about a shooting star on my shoulder. Even though it's sort of cliched, I once had a mole that looked like a shooting star. Well, that's why it had to be removed.. But it sure was cute.

Smoochiefrog said...

Your artist did a great cover job on the dragon! You can hardly tell there was anything there before.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I like the new dragon tat!

Heather said...

Cool tattoos for a cool chicka!

I have one tattoo, a Celtic design on my back. It was my "midlife crisis" tattoo, much cheaper than a little red Corvette :)

Candice said...

I have a grand total of ZERO tats and I would never get one.

Just not my cup o tea. Plus I know I would get tired of whatever I picked out eventually. Not to mention it would look like shit when I'm 80 ;)