Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Inked.......


This morning as I was going through the usual routine of getting my tea on which is my favorite part of the beginning of the day. I sit down and like the celeb crack whore I am I check TMZ and US Weekly *Yes I am that bad*. Go to FB to see what else is going on and see some kind of article on Niki Taylor - now for all you young folk Niki Taylor was one of the better known supermodel of the late 80's and early 90's discovered at age 13 cover of Vogue at 15 which is unbelievable.   Anyway their was a story that she is now going through the VERY painful process of removing some of her any tattoos including a very large one on her forearm.   Which I would assume for a model is probably keeping her from booking jobs.  It seems like everyone has a tattoo today and I do mean everyone when soccer moms are getting inked it kind of loses it's "badassness" if you know what I mean. And don't come down on my ass I have heard this from more than one person and it is just the way it it. For f*ck sake I saw a 45 year old mother the other day with a friggin pierced belly button{bleck}. 


What I don't understand is when you go in and get a tattoo do people really think about where and what they will put on their bodies? Based on some of the crap I have seen on peoples bodies that would be a big fat NO. I mean your body is not an etch a ketch once the ink hits the skin it is done, permanent, forever on your body for life that is it unless you go through the unbelievably and I mean unbelievable pain of tattoo removal. I know this...... why....... because I have seen grown ass tough as nails bad ass motorcycle riding dudes lose their shit when they get the laser removal of a tattoo. I heard it described by women as worse than L-A-B-O-R.  I have seen female friends of mine get their "I am so in love with *insert name here*  we will be together forever tattoo cry when getting their skin cut out to remove the name of whatever dude they were with at the moment. When getting a tattoo/many tattoos a person needs to THINK before getting them done. Once you have decided clearly and not picked one of the wall -{and not a drunken girls/boys night out} and YES I have seen tattoos go down when someone has been inebriated.  When you are ready to go for it do it but really think about it!

I have three fairly nice size ones 2 placed in areas where it is not totally full on visible unless I am wearing something pretty backless and another where only my husbands gets to see. No tramp stamp ever.
I did this because I knew in the career I was in it would probably looked down upon.  I got two done when I was 18/19 and the other when I believe I was 25 a long ass time ago and they still look pretty good.  I  am currently researching designs I am going to be getting another one here soon for my baby GG combined with one to honor my mother on the lower base of my neck and down my spin again a place where if I have on a full on blouse no one will be able to see it if I decide to go back to the corporate world. I believe FOR ME when you get a tattoo done it becomes part of you, your being and your personality.  It's part of who you are. I don't know maybe I sound weird but that's what I think. A tattoo celebrates a part of your life and for me the ones that I have/will get will always remain on my body.  I am 42 and I highly doubt that will change for me. 


Peace 

5 comments:

joeh said...

My ex-wife had a cute little butterfly tat on her ass. 10 years later it turned into "Mothra" (GIYP)

Cyn Knight said...

i fully agree -- people do not think about what a LIFELONG committment a tattoo is. i have four -- all pretty small and all is spots i can cover if need be. but i am ready for something a little more visible -- something small on my wrist for starters.

btw -- thanks for the last comment you left on my blog about the good guys versus the bad boys. my head is in SUCH a better place & i completely agree! i am VERY ready for a GOOD GUY!!!!

xxoo

Katie Norris said...

Haha, getting tea in the morning is my favorite part of the day too! Wish it could last longer though...that tatoo of Niki's Taylor's was really crazy. I wonder how long it took anyway???

Michael Ann said...

Cyn, be careful about the wrist. The one I have on my wrist is the only one I regret. For some reason it just really catches people's eyes and when I'm talking to them I see their eyes always darting to my wrist as I gesture. I forget it is there until people do that. I just find it annoying. Anyhow....I have seven tattoos and thought about each and every one (except the wrist one!) before I got them. Love them.

Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse said...

Okay i will admit i have a tramp stamp. I got it when i was 20 visiting my BFF in SLO. We went to Pismo beach for the day and decided to get tattoos. Kinda spontanous! its a cute little tribal butterfly, i still love it and cant see it so sometimes i forget its there:)
Now that we are ALL DONE having babies I want to get a tattoo of each babes footprints shaped into a heart, probably on my back or ribcage area.

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