I have tattoos. I’m sure my mother would sell her soul to Satan to remove them, but I have them. And I like her soul right where it is. So there you go. Love you, mom! Sorry your daughter is such a godless heathen! (Yeah, this will never make her laugh. Oh well).
Right now I have five. Two are highly visible (the ankle tat I have is a shamrock, and the wrist tat, well, that I agonized over for two years before pulling the trigger. Because you have to think these things out, dontchaknow).
Even after two years of thinking, I kind of regretted the wrist tat. I remembered feeling the same way about the ankle tat when I got it (OMG IT’S VISIBLE PEOPLE WILL JUDGE ME) and then I quickly got over it. Because, yeah, they might judge me, but so what?
The wrist is taking longer. I suspect it’s because I’m not used to seeing it yet (it’s only been about 6 weeks and it’s long sleeve weather). The best part is it got “outed” at work and NO ONE EVEN NOTICED. We have a lot of visible ink around here, so I suspect everyone thought I’d always had it. Win!
I knew a wrist tat was going to be a challenge. People see it and want to know what it is. Mine is kind of random if you’re not a Stephen King Dark Tower fan. So, I’ve found myself explaining it. A lot. That’s okay, though – if I can sucker someone into reading the books I feel my work is done.
My reasons for the wrist tat are pretty simple, if you know the meaning of ka in the Dark Tower series. Ka is a wheel; ka is fate and karma and destiny all rolled into one. Ka IS, and ka will bring you around to where you are supposed to be. I put it where I could see it to remind me of that, and to remind me that fate and karma and all of that made me who I am, and will make me who I will be.
So, my new tat and I are growing together. I like it, a lot. I know it’s not PC and I know I will have to spend a lot of time explaining it, but that’s kind of a perk. Think how many people I can get to read the books. If I can do that, then it’s totally worth it.
And, as always, I never regret things I’ve done. I only regret things I SHOULD have done. So there. 😀
And, my mom will have kittens over this. I swear. And I ALSO know my sis will out me to her. Because that’s what sisters do. It’s probably for the best – mom will get mostly over it before I see her again. LOL!