07 April 2011

Tattoo Taboo?

I have often dabbled with the thought of a tattoo. Something small, subtle and meaningful. I was quite keen on a wrist tattoo in white ink but then had 3 kids and ran out of wrists. :-)

Last night I had a dream that I was being tattoo-ed. I think it was a dragon or a chameleon. The tat was supposed to be small, on my ankle - all of a sudden I noticed he was doing it huge, on my shin!

My horror was overwhelming as I realised that this could not be undone. I was marked for life with this thing. I was so panicked and grief-stricken at the decision I had made and the mistake he had made.

My relief upon waking was monumental. I will never have the indecision again. To tat or not to tat is not a question I will ever be asking myself again.

Do you have any tattoos?

17 comments:

sami said...

I would love a tattoo!! i also want it on my wrist, but like a chinese wrinting...

and then the second tattoo, will be a wave of some sort!

sami
xx

Ordinarylife said...

I have one, on my lower back - just a design that was supposed to be copied of the ring I always used to wear. It looks more like a heart with spikes though. Not exactly what I had in mind but I like it anyway. Most of the time I forget it is there. I had it done 14 years ago.

Hayley said...

Yip, on my back too. Like OL i forget that its there, got it done about 11 years ago.
I had always wanted one, so dont regret it at all.
I would love one on my wrist, or on the inside of my elbow.

Gabrielle said...

Guilty! And it's taken many years of laser, UNIMAGINABLE pain and heaps of cash to TRY and have it removed. Stupid, stupid, stupid!

cat said...

I have often considered it, me and hubby have discussed it. And then I look at older ladies and at how crappy they look if the skin sag, and then I think not having one is actually cool.

Debs Daily Doodles said...

I have to comment. I have three and plan 2 more. I have always loved tatoos. I got my kids names around my ankle, my hubbys name on my wrist and a huge one across my back that says "Like a rose trampled to the Ground He took the fall and thought of me above all" Written among to roses and a heart. That one took 8 hours and was not for the faint hearted. But I love it. Fortuneately I met Sheridan and she did it from her home it was always going into a tatoo parlor that put me off. But last year after I almost died of measles I decided you only live once # Carpe Diem

MacNessa said...

A friend and I went to a tattoo parlour in New York City, and she had all these elaborate chinese characters and flames done on her lower back (total size of tattoo about 10cm by 10cm), I had a horse picked out, for my shoulder (scapula) - which was kind of like a rock painting - you know kind of stylized, rather than like a pony. Anyhoo - my friend nearly passed out from the pain, as I was *about* to hand over my deposit, and so I abruptly changed my mind. Never regretted my decision at all :)

Felicia said...

I am dabbling with the idea of having a small meaningful tat... i met a woman the other day who had "Faith Love Hope" tattoed in a beautiful font just above her hip.. looked really nice.
In December i had my ear pierced (cartlidge piercing at the top of the ear) which id wanted for ages...and haven't regretted that :-)

Stefanie said...

I look at old men tatoos and am totally put off. While tats may look really cute on young taut skin, old droopy skin not so much.
But you would have been surprised if I said yes, anyway.
Just call me predictable.

Lynette said...

Nope...never even considered it. I prefer to be a clean canvas.

Caroline said...

Can't say I have ever considered a real one but had one of the fake ones done just above my hip and it looked fab! Tattoos are sexy!

MelB said...

what fun I had reading these comments....some of you surprised me!

@ Caroline...yeah girl - I agree, tattoos are very sexy - and fake is awesome cos I like to change them all the time!

Michelle Gatley-Dewing said...

you must ask Christa about that dream!

blackhuff said...

I don't have tattoos - my beliefs surrounding it is a bit controversial. So no, I don't have any tattoos.
I've sent you an email but it was returned - mailbox full.

I'm so not a blogger said...

yip, I have three and planning a fourth:-) just still debating on where to put it, I am quite keen on down the side of my torso or side of my foot or wrist. But really am not sure as yet...
also need to remember that yes as one gets old, ones skin gets wrinkly- hence no tattoo on my tummy, ever!- but ankles and backs arent too wrinkly;-)

Marcelle said...

I have a tattoo on my write, it fits underneath my watch strap...

Wendy said...

Considered it ... chose it ... am constantly grateful I did not go ahead. Despite how 'fashionable' it is now ... I hear my dad whisper 'trailer trash' and am convinced his ashes will gather up and snot-klap me the moment my tushie hits the ink artists chair ... find myself still doing a double take when I see 'em ... nah, put that idea to bed a long time ago.