Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Disclaimer: Before I get into my thoughts on tattoos I would like to say that I do not have a tattoo. So this is from the perspective of someone who does not have a tattoo or a very strong desire to own one.

The idea of getting a tattoo is pretty awesome but actually getting it done is quite serious.  So this makes me think... is it absolutely necessary to get a tattoo that I can't bear to look at when I'm 55 years old at my grandkids' birthday party?  Yes, laser tattoo removal exists but it can be costly at $200-$500 per session. Its just a great debate... to do it or not to do it??

My sister is 28 years old and she recently got 2 sparrows on her chest. The placement of the tattoos are not ideal at all but these tattoos mean a lot to her. They are a symbolic of this time in her life and her search for her soul mate.  Although that is not my cup of tea, I am still very understanding of her desire to have them. The reason I haven't gotten a tattoo yet is simply because I don't know of anything that I would like to wear on my body every day. I feel like this is a very important decision to make!  So I laugh every time I hear a girl say "I don't know why I got this tattoo on my lower back! I don't know what I was thinking."  I can't fathom going into a parlor and saying "Oh this butterfly looks really pretty... lets put one on my back!"  I just can't do it. So due to my lack of decision, I have opted not to jump in and get one for the heck of it.