Monday, April 23, 2012

T is for Tattoos

I adore tattoos. I like them all: big ones, small ones, dainty ones, tough ones, bright ones, black and grey ones. I have several tattoos. I got my first one (shown below from both sides)

when I was 26 years old.  Well, the flowers and leaves were done at 26, and the butterflies were added 10 years later. So, it is one comprehensive design done at two sittings 10 years apart. My second one was also flowery and girly

  and my latest one was done about 4 years ago.  
They all have special meaning to me and I got all of them for a specific reason.  

I know tattoos have certain connotations with people, and I understand that. I also know that you can't judge a tattooed person so quickly. Tattoos are no longer the bastion of sailors, bikers, and miscreants. We who choose to have tattoos just like to have our art on our bodies and most of us have chosen what we have for a special reason or to commemorate a person or memory. And, we LOVE to be asked about them--as long as it's done respectfully and not with disdain. So if you see someone with tattoos that you either admire or are curious about, feel free to ask. I know I'm always happy to talk about  mine!


  1. I have a question: Why do many people say it doesn't hurt when it really does? Unless the skin beneath has no nerve endings... Just asking... ;)

    A to Z co-host

    1. Hi Elizabeth! It's definitely not like petting puppies, lol. I just happen to think the pain isn't all that unbearable. I liken it to a constant bee sting. Also, after a while the skin does numb up a little from the constant "assault" if you will. Then the endorphins kick in to deal with the pain so all in all it's not bad. Placement also makes a big difference. My ankle one was probably the most painful and even at that it wasn't anything I wouldn't do again. The one on my back was the easiest with very little truly uncomfortable moments.


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