Wednesday, June 23, 2010

♥To tattoo or not to tattoo?

I feel rebellious. Tattoo rebellious. And also a little full of love for my boy. Mix those feelings together and I'm totally planning a tattoo. Did I already blog about this? Maybe. If so, I'd venture to say that any previous design may have been tossed out. Only because I'm indecisive like that! You'd think that would be a major hint to NOT decide on something which will remain on my body foreverrrr.

Times change, but I feel as though people still take issue with tattoos. They can make or break jobs, first impressions and even memories. Often an idea is formed of someone just by their body art before their character is introduced. Last night before bed, I posted a status on my Facebook about wanting a tattoo and already it has thirty comments! All ranging from "do it! do it!" to "beware, lest you never be allowed to work for certain companies".

Just for fun, I like to introduce this little scripture when I argue for tattoos: "On his (Jesus') robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS." Revelation 19:16. Does this actually mean that Jesus has a tattoo? Probably not. But, it could seem like it? Now, don't take this the wrong way- I hold no seriousness to this argument.

Nomz has a beautiful tattoo! And she shares the same one with her sister- really, I'm jealous of her pain tolerance. <----- Another reason why I must heavily weight the pros and cons of this decision.

So, here I shall open myself up to all of your opinions, encouragements, don'ts, experiences, anything. What are your thoughts about tattoos? Have you lost a job because of one or GAINED a job because of one?

The details:

It will be all centered on Mal. Duh. No one else is cool or cute enough to claim skin space. I want it to be small; one color; in an inconspicuous place (like on the inside of my wrist, on the nape of my neck, between my shoulder blades). Previously, I had a small design of a pair of wings with his name in the middle of them. You know, because Malachi means "Angel of the Lord". I know that a tattoo is a very personal thing, but I want to do allll of my homework before I make the decision but I'm still curious to know what kind of dialog this topic might create.

To finish (because what would Daily Offensive be without quotes?!) here are others' insights to tattoos:

-Pamela Anderson (of all people)

The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who have tattoos, and those who are afraid of people with tattoos. ~Author Unknown

Women, don't get a tattoo. That butterfly looks great on your breast when you're twenty or thirty, but when you get to seventy, it stretches into a condor. ~Billy Elmer

Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past. ~Jack London


Jesica Ogden said...

I currently have three tattoos. One is a cross on my right calf (covered by pants when needed). One is the word faith just below my shirt collar on the back of my neck (covered by any shirt I wear). My last one is for my son on my arm. It takes up a good chunk of my arm but any short sleeve shirt covers that as well. My tattoos are amazing to me, and I love them all. I think if you are going to do it for Mal, it's a great thing to do. My Parker tattoo meant so much to me I cried while getting it done *not from pain*. It's a very personal thing to do. Make sure you do it for you and no one else. Just be smart about where you put them. Love ya! said...

Having only my dime-sized star, I'm not exactly the expert when it comes to all things ink... but it must be said, I am in LOVE with my little black-inked forever-mark. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I went WAY overboard to be prepared (are you shocked?) & did all kinds of weird things to make sure it was going to be something I'd adore. For example, I drew the star in different places on my body with dark pen & let it sit for as long as it took to wash off, just to test out which place I liked best. I ended up deciding on my left inner wrist because it's someplace where I'd see it & would be inconspicuous enough to hide if I ever needed to.
For you, sweetie, I see something elegant; maybe Malachi's name tattooed in a beautiful script over an artery/vein that runs straight to your heart?
& of course, my inked husband-to-be is always stoked to talk ink, so if you ever get the INK-ling (ba-da-da-chhhh) to ask questions, you know where we live. And we've got plenty of rocks to keep Mal busy.

Anonymous said...

Three things keep me from getting one.. 1. Dennis Rodman 2. There was a time that mullets and jean jackets were the thing to have 3. There are more resourceful ways to spend the little amount of money I have.

MicKell said...

I have 3 tattoos. 1 : Daisy on my foot for my grandma. 2. The zodiac signs for my mother & I behind my ear. 3 : Lets just say it will be removed sometime in my future haha! (all of these tattoos are hideable) BUT.. I do plan on getting my childrens names! So with that being said I think you should! & PS no matter what anyone says tattoos ARE addicting! :)

bbuss said...

i have 8 tattoos. (^She's really, really not lying about the addicting thing..)bet you didn't know huh ;) Mine are a bunch of different sizes from like an inch long to a lot of inches long. but they are not hard to hide. I work in a professional environment, and only two or 3 people I work with even know. I think if you are passionate enough about something or have babies, then why not? you only live once, and there's always derma blend (which i used @ my wedding with 100% success) and laser removal. But i think if it's centered around Mal, then there's no way you will ever want to cover it temporarily or otherwise. also, i won't lie. it's not the best feeling in the world, but i can almost guarantee that the pain you anticipate is not as bad as the actual pain.

i'm so excited to see what you decide to do... *holds breath* :)

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