Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Tattoo.......

or not to tattoo......that is the question.

This has been percolating in my mind for several years. There is a big part of me that wants to get a tattoo. BUT, I don't really know what I want or where to get it so that as I age it doesn't look funky.

any thoughts???



13 comments:

Becky said...

Well, I speak from experience here.
I got a rose tattoo on my ankle at the ripe old age of 18. I don't necessarily regret it, but if I had it to do over again, I probably would not. OR, at least I would get something other than a rose. It means nothing to me. I think a tattoo is better when meaningful. But I don't worry about it looking bad as I age. I figure I won't care much by that point anyway. Who will I be trying to impress with my good looks when I am 70?? A wrinkly tattoo will be the least of my problems.
I say wait until you have the ideal thing in mind- something that is meaningful and will never lose its meaning or change. Then go for it. But I recommend avoiding the lower back area- I think those are called "tramp stamps" by some.

Elaine said...

Good advice from Becky. I think giving it years of thought is important - I did, and I love my tattoo. I am waiting for it to be a problem, but so far no biggie. Its between my shoulder blades, so it usually only makes appearances in the spring/summer and when I want it to. And it has meaning for me (my celtic birthsign). Do lots of research (on your artist, your design, colors, tattoo location, etc) and take a girlfriend with you =)

Mandi said...

I, too, have wanted to get a tattoo for several years now, but just haven't quite decided (or talked myself into it). I guess I will just keep thinking about it for the time being. Anxious to see what you decide...

Little Light said...

I have 3. Definitely find a place on your body where if you do regret it later, it won't be so easy to see. Of the 3, the one I regret is the one I put on my shoulder blade. In a way, it seems like I should have gone further with it, or not gotten it at all.

jaime s said...

Not to tattoo!

Wade said...

I would totally get a tattoo but I'm afraid that if I ever did go in to get one I'd whimp out with the very first prick and then run out of the tattoo shop screaming like a little girl!

(No offense!)

But go ahead and get tat'ed up!

pdr2 said...

I am not going to tell you to get one, because your mom would hurt me. I will go with you if you do decide to get one. That is about all I can say without your sister or mother hurting me :)

Sarah B said...

I've never understood their significance or why it would be important to someone. Far be it for me to stop you, but I'm not encouraging it either (plus, I don't think I want to see that needle up close, so I'm not your friend for that trip!!) :)

Miss G said...

my vote is no but then you probably already knew that Kelly

Snapshot said...

Unless it really means a lot to you, I wouldn't do it. And even if it does mean a lot to you, think about it more. Really consider where on your body to place it. You want people seeing you NOT the tattoo.

Mollie said...

We talked about that the other day and, though I have finally decided what and where I would get my tattoo (brought to me in a dream, remember?!), I don't think I'll get it for years. It seems that just knowing what it would be has calmed my strange fascination with it. So I might get it, I might not, but at least I know what it would be. It's almost like it's there now, because it exists.

All that to say, I echo those before me who said to really think about it. Think carefully about what it would be for, what it would represent, how it would represent you, all that. And how it would look after saggy, wrinkly skin besets you.

I'm pro-tattoo, but I think it requires a lot of thought, preparation, and consideration.

Whitney said...

I vote no too :)

chinachat said...

I'm currently thinking about getting one on the top of my foot, but still thinking. I love the ones that look like they're henna.