Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Tattoo Contemplation

That would be a good blog name, donchathink?

So, in my last post, I replied "not yet" to whether or not I had a tattoo, and SissieSue queried if I was, indeed, considering one. Yes--I've been thinking about this for some time, since I accompanied my sister years ago to get her two lovely tattoos. The important questions: what and where?

To "what," I have narrowed my choice to a carp or koi, because I'm a Pisces and love water and I think they're cool. (And, it turns out, they symbolize Samurai-like fearlessness and stoicism, and I could use all of that I can find.)

Now, for the "where," I had originally planned on my belly, because it was always my least favorite part of my body, and this was part of my learning to love me just the way I am. But now I'm thinking my foot. Because it looks so darn cool. I hear it hurts like a sumbich, but honestly, doesn't all tattooing?

So, I just found this design, which I like very much.

But since I just dropped $300 on new effing tires, this may have to wait.


sissie sue said...

yay for tattoos!

I've often thought of getting one on my foot -- I wasn't sure if the ink would migrate too much, though.

The biggest thing is making sure you go to a GOOD artist. It's worth the money and travel to have someone with mad skillz do your ink.

I've been wanting a new one for a while -- I've got a tat that I got when I was 18 and it's c-r-a-p. The person who did it wasn't even trained, I don't think, and I want a cover up. The fun part is deciding what to get!

susansinclair said...

I was amazed when I was going through the book of the artist who did my sister's what she could do with a cover up. Wow! She turned weird ass and cheesy things into beautiful work.

But yeah, the best part is the with all projects, no?