I posted a comment on my private facebook page (the one where all the old scary high school people hang out - the ones I would never tell about my blog, because that would remove way too much content from my writing). This is what I said:
"I am thinking about getting a motorcycle and a tattoo. Nah - just kidding about the motorcycle. I don't do helmet hair well. But the tattoo..."
Of course you write crap like that to get replies, as I did. And I got plenty of replies. My sister wants me to get it while I'm visiting her in Dallas. Lela wants to be with me when I get it so she can live vicariously through me (she already has a couple of tattoos) One person thought I should get it on my "buns", as she so delicately put it. Another thought I should get a Harley tattoo and kill two birds with one stone. My aunt threatened to tell my mother. Funny, that one.
The winner of all comments was not written on my facebook wall, but spoken to my face. By a fifteen year old boy, who may or may not, have been birthed by yours truly. He said, "Only girls who are young and hot look good in tattoos..."
He apparently went on to babble that he didn't really think girls should get tattoos at all, but I was still stuck on the fact that I am old in his eyes. I know I'm not hot in his eyes, he's my son, but I'm not OLD for crying out loud. Yes, I realize that to a fifteen year old, any girl over 19 is OLD. Whatev.
I think I threatened to parade around in a bikini in front of his buddies at the hotel pool at his baseball tournaments this summer. For realz, I wouldn't even think about it, that's just creepy, but I wanted to scare him. He was scared, and rightfully so.
I need some inspiration. Now that I've decided I'm getting it, I have to decide what it will be. I'm thinking just above my hip bone or my ankle. Do you have a tattoo? What is it and where?
PS - My son also said only guys should get tattoos. His dream tattoo? He wants a vine of roses tattoo'd around what HE believes are his impossibly big biceps. It will be his "Guns 'n Roses". Huh. This is the child I've raised. Insert eye roll here.