Let’s Talk Tattoos

“…this isn’t permanent ink, though, right Lars?”

Yes.  It’s true.

I’m considering getting a tattoo.

I’ve thought long and hard about it, and have come to the conclusion that, why not?  Why not have a bit of ink to call my own?

Now, about a year ago, I told myself that I would get a tattoo when I reached a certain weight limit, or when I looked a certain way.  However, over time I realized that I don’t know what the perfect look is or when I’ll actually attain it.  Could take a while or may never happen at all.  So, why not do it now?  Time to take a risk – something that I admittedly don’t do very often – and just get it.

I have considered some different designs over the past few months.  Maybe I’ll get the phases of the moon!  Or a crystal ball!  Or a planchette from a Ouija Board!

Or – or – a walrus in a top hat!  Oooooooooo!

…after thankfully doing some thinking, I’ve come to the conclusion that having those on my body for the rest of my life might not be the best idea in the world.  They were really spur of the moment ideas that I thought would be cool, but nah.  The phases of the moon might happen, but I have a better idea in mind.

The walrus, though, will definitely happen.  Just needs a bit more planning and making an actual appointment as opposed to walking in and being all “INK ME.”

There is where I’ll get my tattoo that I’ve had to consider as well.  Pretty much have it limited to two places: my arms and legs.  Nothing above the neck, because I’d like to be taken seriously and keep my job.  And absolutely nothing on my torso.  I…do not like my stomach.  It is covered in stretch marks, and the thought of having to take off my shirt to show people my tattoo makes me shudder.  Plus, in the future, it’ll get all saggy and gross looking, so no.  I don’t really like my back, either.  Way too hairy and…euggghhh.

Sorry.  TMI, I know.  But no back tattoos.  At all.

There is a certain show offy aspect of having a tattoo, now that I think about, and having something that involves me having to remove articles of clothing in order to do so – no thanks.  Arms and legs it is!

I’ve been doing my research, don’t worry.  I’ve seen where the most painful places are on the body to get one (hands/feet/ankles/ribcage, where the skin is too thin) and how to take care of my tattoo after getting it.  But I’m excited!  I’m ready to take this risk and make a change in this new year.  I have tried a few times already to get one, but things kept getting in the way – the weather, work, general timing.  Actually got into the tattoo shop once, only to discover that they were a bit short staffed that evening, with only one guy working on walk ins.  So, needed to wait a little longer.

But this tattoo is going to happen!  Trust me.  Hopefully it all goes well and I join the ranks of the inked!

…but no fish.  Or ice cream cones.  Sorry, Lars.

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Drew

The Head Walrus himself, so to speak.

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