Sunday, June 15, 2008

I'm a tattooed lady

I went through with the tattoo. Pictures? Eventually.

I was having all sorts of anxiety about it on Friday night. Pacing around, trying to figure out if I was just being the over analyzing, over cautious, frightful older child that I am...or if getting this tattoo was really a bad idea.

I kept turning the block M over in my head. It's a logo, essentially. A logo that a lot of people automatically associate with football. From an amazing school that gave me a degree. A degree that is kind of useless.

It would be a shame, however, to waste the $20 deposit. And it would be a shame to break out of my mold. I could be one of "those people." Those who take risks. Who don't take themselves so damn seriously. Those people who live their lives instead of obsessively planning them.

I realized, in the midst of my anxiety attack, that I wanted to change my design. The block M? Stupid. Xs and Os? Perfect. When I see Xs and Os I think of my grandma. My family. Love. Not the $100,000 my parents spent on my education.

So that - XOXOX - is what I have on my right lower back.

It is a little surreal. I can't quite wrap my head around the idea that it will be there forever. When I consider that - eternity, I mean - it makes me a little queasy.

I like it, though.

I better. It isn't going anywhere.


Accidentally Me said...

The full bore tramp stamp! (I can make that joke, I have one, too:-P)

I am proud of you for going through with it. And I am sure that my pride in you was really your #1 motivation;-).

Good choice on the symbol that reminds you of someone, too. I think you would have been OK with the M, too, but this one is better.

Anonymous said...

love it, cant wait to see pics!! i think if i got a tattoo, id go for xoxoxo too!!!

Stace said...

Accidentally me has it right on! But I have one too although if yours isn't in the center i wouldn't consider it full blown tramp stamp. :) So you're good. Tattoo's are addictive, be careful. :)Glad you broke out of your mold though, it's good for you!

Unknown said...

OMG, I MUST see this!! I have been thinking of a tattoo for years now, years! I obsess, then bail, then obsess, then freak out, and so on. Sigh. I am so proud and also a bit jealous of you :)

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