I’ve been trying to put it off for a while, but for those of you that have been bitten by the bug you will know that resistance is futile – from the moment you get your first tattoo you already start thinking about your next one. I have 2… Seth’s name and our wedding date written in his handwriting on my arm:
And a cross with “grace” written on it on my foot. I got this last one on my foot about 3 years ago and now I’m just itching to have the next one done.
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but hey I like it. Especially if it’s tastefully done on a woman. And on a man, well… Yes please!
I’ve mentioned before that I am in an industry where being young and female is quite surprising – add blonde, Mom of 3 at 26 and tattooed and you’ve got yourself scrutinized before you even get to open your mouth. But like I’ve said, I’ve spoken about this before. So what am I getting at? Well, even though I often get judged by others before they get the opportunity to really know me, I too make the same judgments about people. It’s a natural human reaction – or so I’m told. Sometimes I look at people with tattoo’s up to their eyeballs and wonder about their life and for a second I sometimes wonder if they will ever “make it” in life. Then I stop, smack myself across the face and wise up to the fact that just because you have some ink on you, it doesn’t change the person that you are or how capable you are at what you do. And I should know that better than anyone.
So here’s a random survey… When you go to a service provider for any kind of service (shop assistant, lawyer, teacher, doctor, etc) do you you make a certain judgement of the person? Does it ever change when you see that they have a tattoo? Do you think that the person is less capable of doing the job now that you’ve seen the ink on their skin?
Also, my kids have already started practicing their artwork on themselves, because if Mommy and Daddy can do it, why can’t they…
Oh, and that skillfully written name right there – that just might be the answer to what the next tattoo will be. Now I’m off to find a place to put it…