Monday, July 21, 2008

Tattoo

If you have a tattoo, whaddya got?

If you were going to get one (if you're really against the idea, pretend someone has a gun to your head and is making you choose a design) what would you choose?

This one cracks me up. Someone likes his coffee, for sure. This design is "provocative, yet elegantly understated" because the names are so small and the design is so simple. It also cracks me up because a former co-worker jokingly called me Glenda all the time. So if I had to get one, this might be it. But I'll never get one. The henna one I had put on in Gatlinburg did absolutely nothing for me, thrill wise. Plus, it was really hard for me to see. And who really wants to see a tat except for the person who chose it, anyway?

So, 'fess up: What's your stamp, your seal, your crest, your tat?

30 comments:

MoodyBlue said...

I have 3 tattoos. When I was 21 I got my first on my ankle. Please note it was after a bad breakup..It is a rose with a dagger going through the stem. (I warned ya..LOL). I am a big Elvis fan, hence the name of my blog & the link address. My second one is a portrait of Elvis on my upper left arm. (yes, I'm serious..LOL) I have loved Elvis since I was 4. He died when I was 5.

My third one I got back in May. My sister & I will have matching ones. It is a butterfly with the words Mia Sorella above it which means in Italian "my sister". We are very close and this was something that we wanted to do. It is on the back of my neck.

I have the link to the last one. I will try to remember to put up the other two soon.

http://elvismoodyblue.blogspot.com/2008/05/my-new-tattoo.html

Come on Linda...join us inked ones. LOL! I do have to say is that once you get one, you want another. I can think of at least 2 more I would get. (aren't you glad you asked?? LOL)

Why 2nd Cup of Coffee? said...

Readers, I did see Jodi's tattoo before. Here is what I said to her about it at her site: "OK, Jodi. We are of a different generation. I don't think I'm old enough to be your mom, but maybe close. This would scare me to death to have done. Also I personally am not trustworthy with anything permanent. I think that is the main thing that scares me because it must not hurt that badly or people wouldn't have it done all the time! And you know how Carly's face on her arm scared me. Having said that, this is very pretty, and as a mom of two girls, if they loved each other someday like you and your sister do, I would weep with joy over the matching tats. (Did I just say that???) :)"

Chatty Kelly said...

I'm not a big tat fan myself. My 2 sisters went out and got tattoos once, and I was upset that they didn't invite me. Of course I would have said NO, but it was the principal of the thing.

If I had to get one, (and yes, there would be a gun involved) it would be a Jesus fish. Cause that is the one thing that truly is permanent.

R.L.Scovens said...

I have 2 tatoos. The first one is a pic of 2 cherries on a stem right above my left breast. DON'T ASK. I was young and just wanted to see what it felt like.

The second one, I really love. It's on the inside of my left forearm. It says Daniel. It IS my ex husband's name, but I love it. We both went and got matching tats when Mel was only about 1 and a half. We had just moved to Texas for the first time. He has my name and I have his. I don't regret it at all. I was married to him for 7 years and I really loved him. I do wanna get Mel's name added to it though, so I have them together!

Also had a piercing...I'll save that one for next time!lol

Dena H. said...

When I was in high school I really wanted one. I don't know why, and I had no clue what I'd get, but I wanted one. When I turned 18, two of my best friends and I went to get one, but I chickened out. I went back at age 21 and chickened out again. The same thing happens every 5 yrs or so when I decide to do it. I'm not a fan of pain and I'm so afraid it'll hurt and I'll beg them to stop halfway through and the half that is done will look like some sort of satanic symbol I'll be stuck with. I love lighthouses, and my favorite one I have is of a blended picture of Jesus and a lighthouse that says "He is the light of my life" and so a lighthouse tattoo is what I've always wanted to get. But I doubt I'll ever go through with it.

Jessie Pugh said...

So, I don't have a tattoo, but if I were to get one, I hope to go to an artist who has passed his/her third grade reading class (I promise it's a safe link that won't offend anyone):

http://tinyurl.com/5ztk2x

Mocha with Linda said...

Never wanted one. Can't even imagine what I'd get. Probably some kind of a heart.

Funny story: a friend tells of her then 17-year-old son being grossed out several years ago at the beach by the 40-year-old women with tattoos. Their conversation:

Him: "That is so gross! They are too old."
Her: "Is it okay for an 18-year-old girl to have one?"
Him: "Sure"
Her: "Well, one day that 18-year-old is going to be 40. . . .
Him: Silence, mouth open, light bulb clicking on!

These people that have their arms and backs, etc. totally covered. . . I want to ask them if they've ever seen an 80-year-old and what do they think they are going to look like at that stage of life?! LOL

Merrie said...

I do not like pain of any sort - especially the self inflicted kind. I'm also afraid of the permanent thing. I always see tats and wonder... "what were they thinking?" and "why?" If I were to have one it would not be 666! But, I have learned that I should never say never and who knows... I may decide one day to be adventurous! But, I can say absolutly that 666 will NOT be!

monica @ transplanting me said...

got it at 33 inside left ankle. a blue bonnet (texas state flower) and a colorado hairstreak butterfly (colorado state insect). they represent to two places i'd lived up until then. and now i need to figure out how to add an elephant - or something else to represent thailand - to it.

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

I have a giant tat of your face on my arm. I'm your biggest fan.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Not a fan of the tat. I would never get one, just because it's not my style. I hate seeing someone like Angelina Jolie, who is beautiful ... evening gown, jewels, gorgeous hair, and that big ol' tatoo. It just ruins it for me.

But, I guess if a gun was to my head, I'd have to say something small in a place no one sees ... maybe a flower or butterfly. I just imagine that flower would look like a blade of grass in another 20 or 30 years.

Barbara H. said...

None for me, thanks. :-) I hope my kids never get one. I'd still love 'em, but I hope they don't permanently mark themselves.

Jerri Phillips said...

Here is my problem with tats: they don't change with the season.

When I was in high school, I would have gotten a yellow rose (Texas Cowgirl stamp).

For a l-o-n-g time, like a decade or so, I would have gotten an eagle (those who wait upon Lord), and I would have made it engaged in battle (explanation coming).

I also considered a sword with an emerald green handle. My name means "mighty warrior", thus, warrior attire (and the eagle in battle).

Right now, I would get a cone flower or Ecchinacea because of the book I'm righting and the significance of the cone flower to the main character. (You can read it when it comes out and understand better).

Since I don't want to be a walking art gallery, I don't do any of the above because, as I said, seasons change, but tats are permanent.

Susanne said...

I've never liked them, never desired to have one, so don't have a clue what I'd imagine I would get. I think if I ever came home with one my kids would have me committed thinking I'd finally lost it. LOL.

Carol said...

I don't think I'd ever get a tatoo. But Faith did tell me one day that I should tatoo "Calm down Colin and Faith!" on my arm so that I didn't have to say it all the time, I could just shove my arm out. LOL!

Fran said...

For about 8 years I have wanted one but now I'm over it I guess.
I would get a tiny cross or fish symbol somewhere hidden. But, what good is that?!

A little girl that I know who is 3 calls them "tee-tats."

PJ said...

I've always thought a cute little butterfly on my ankle would be nice -- except when my ankles swell and it would be a mammoth bat. Then as I get older and droopier, it might become a pterosaur. I sometimes see veteran motorcycle chicks and their tats no longer have pizazz! I'll just let my upper arms droop into wings without the decoration! :)

Pam from alertandorientedx4.blogspot.com said...

I admire them but probably won't ever do it. My husband is way too OT, and thinks they are sinful. A friend and her daughter have matching flowers just underneath their bikinis. What's up with that?!? Oldest son would like the Hebrew letters for "I Will Worship My Jesus" put around his left finger under where his wedding ring will eventually go. I think that's a great idea...dad doesn't tho. He'll be 18 in January, so....hmm....I don't like the idea of not being able to donate blood for...ever? A really long time, I know. I have a semi-rare type and so does son so if he ever was in an accident, I wouldn't want that to preclude me...I guess I'm pretty ambivalent.

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

My hubby has a few tatoos, but I am just not into them.

I don't know what I would get... Hmmm, I will have to think on that.

samurai said...

Ok, I am in the camp where someone would be threatening someone I love, but here goes anyway...

I would like one of a Howitzer firing in the foreground, and a thunderstorm in the background...

not that I've thought of it before or anything. :)

MoodyBlue said...

Hey Linda, Thanks for writing back...to answer your question about Elvis. When I was 4yrs old my Mom (God rest her soul) had given me a Mickey Mouse radio. We turned it on, and we got a station in tune and the first song I ever heard on the radio was Suspicious Minds by Elvis. I told my Mom that I loved that song and it began my 31 yr old "love affair" with Elvis. I'm 36 now and still love him. I would never regret getting it done. It took 4 and a half hours to do. I would do it all over again. I will try to post a pic of that and the two others together (even though you saw the butterfly one, I'll post all of them).

Jodi :)

MoodyBlue said...

Whoops forgot to answer your other question about not being able to see the one on the back of the neck. It is OK...I know it is there. With this weather people are finally seeing it since I've been wearing my hair up alot. I do go every once and awhile to look at it with a mirror though.

Debbie said...

I almost got one while I was in Hawaii 10 years ago but found out I'd have to stay out of the sun and water. That seemed exceptionally silly to do on vacation. The desire kind of passed although I think about it from time to time and strongly considered it on my birthday this year. I'd get (and would have gotten) a small ladybug.

I love pj's response :)

Laurie Ann said...

Eh, tats. I have 2. One on the inside of each wrist, both dainty. One is from my "I Heart the Harry Potter Books" life. It's a lightning bolt. Soon as I get the money, it will be turned into a dainty cross or simple covered. Not sure which. On the other wrist is a dove with an olive branch. Great conversation piece, er, except with the inlaws. Youch! Pam raised a good point about not being able to donate blood for a year. I never thought about that when I got them. With me, it's kind of a non-issue, though. I don't even try anymore. My iron is always too low. But this is not about that. If I had it to do over again, I'd still do the dove and do nothing on the other wrist. The thrill definitely faded with time.

LZ Blogger said...

What an interesting question. When I got my first tattoos, I thought they were kind of cool. But now a days, every one and their sister has one. I HAD four, (all of which) I've had burnt off since. The first one was my initials, then (2nd) a girl's name (the tat lasted a lot longer than she did). Next (3rd) was a heart and fourth was the girl's initials from #2. When I decided to have two and four removed... I said " I may as well have them ALL removed!" It hurt a lot more to have them removed than it did to get them. And talk about the SMELL! Pungent to say the least! ~ jb///

Chel said...

I once heard a comedian comment on the butterfly tatoo that these young girls get on the small of their back...and how it will look like a jet liner by the time they are 50!

Well I thought it was funny.

Roxanne said...

I have never even begun to want a tattoo. . .although I think it WOULD be cool to get a henna one sometime.

Teri said...

I would like to get a tat. One on my foot that says "beautiful" You might just see a post about it soon on my blog!

Why "beautiful" on my foot? Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

Rock on!

My ADHD Me said...

Hi. I went to a Pampered Chef party at my sister's house (not Chatty Kelly but the other sister, E) when I was 40 yrs old and afterwards my sister, E, and I went out on the spur of the moment and each got a tatoo. (Sorry Chatty kelly, I don't remember the circumstances but sorry we didn't include you...And thank you for the guilt since you know I have a guilt complex and feel guilty about EVERYTHING...even things I had nothing to do with..but especially things I do..)(don't worry, we're smiling...she's my best friend).
ANYWAY, I got a small Yen Yang (sp?) right above my right ankle. I've never regretted it.

Kelley said...

Indecision is exactly why I can never get a tatoo. That, and the fact that I don't want the workers of the nursing home I end up in stretching out my wrinkled skin to see what the design used to be....better not to get one at all!