Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TTT - Getting Inked.

if you were to get a tattoo right now, what would it be?

Oooooh, I wonder if this topic will stir up a bit of controversy? Some people have very strong opinions about tatts, so it will be interesting to see what sort of conversations this question provokes.

I don't have any tattoos, but I'm not against them. It's just that because a tattoo is permanent (barring expensive laser removal), I'd want to make sure that I was really, really happy with what I chose, and I've never felt strongly enough and sure enough to go ahead with any ink.

Tattoos can look really cool, but they can also look pretty trashy. So I think you have to do a bit of research to find out which designs, colours and skin areas stand the test of time. I'd hate to end up with something that had drooped or gone blurry and made me look old and tired and past my prime! I think that I'd like to look at some tatts that were 5, 10 or 20 years old to see what the effect was.

Having said all this really sensible stuff, the thought of just heading straight to the tattoo parlour and getting one done does get the heart racing a bit! It seems a little bit edgy and exciting, but is pretty socially acceptable these days so doesn't seem too baaaaad!

So, enough waffling, if I was to bite the bullet and get one today, what would I get?

Definitely something feminine and pretty.

This heart-and flowers design has a banner on which the names of my husband and kids could be written.
After all, I know that I'll love them forever, so even if I regret the tattoo, I'll never regret them.

Another possibility would be getting an inspirational quote tattooed; something that is meaningful to me. Tattoos that are just a line of words done in script usually look pretty classy. 

This wouldn't be my particular choice, but it looks pretty cool to me.

And where on my body would I get the tattoo done? I think the back, as in the photo above, is pretty nice. It can be hidden or shown off as desired. Other possibilities for me would be:

the nape of the neck
(I think it's sexy, and it can be hidden by hair.)

the foot or ankle

 or, the wrist.

So, what about you? Do you have any tattoos? Would you get one? And if you were to get one right now, what would it be?

To join in the discussion, click the button above which will take you to Welcome To The NutHouse, where Shannon hosts this meme every Tuesday.


Kathy (mommysreading) said...

I was just telling my friends yesterday that I wanted a tattoo. I don't really know what I want either. My friends' concern was what it would look like when I was 70 or 80. I want to do something around my ankle or foot. The picture that you posted of that was nice. The line of script is neat also. If there wasn't a particular quote, I guess I could always just write my girls' names.

I am trying to lose some serious weight... like 30 pounds. If I get to my goal, I was thinking a tattoo (and braces but that is a different topic) would be a great reward.

If I was younger and has my younger body, I am pretty sure that I would have already done it.

Shannon said...

I like the idea of getting hubby's or kids' names...

you'll have to come over to my post to see what I'd get! ;)

And I've got your post linked!

Smoochiefrog said...

I originally thought about the back of my neck, but decided against it. If it ever happens, I figured that I'd go for the painful spot to ensure I never got another tattoo again. :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I think it's a little funny to worry about what the tat will look like when you're 70 or 80. I mean, it's not like we're going to be rocking smoking hot bodies at that age anyway! LOL I like your ideas. As far as how they look down the road, it's all about taking care of them and most importantly, sunscreen!

Heather said...

I like the neck one!

Jane In The Jungle said...

Love the pic of the one on the foot...pretty!!!

Brandy said...

If you have any hesitation at all - don't do it! But if you want it then go for it! Don't worry what might happen in 10, 20 or 30 years. Live for today!

Tabi said...

I too think the neck one is sexy! You are being very smart in your thoughts on the tattoo!

CaraBee said...

If I ever got a tattoo, it would be on my shoulder blade. Not sure exactly what it would be, though. Which is why I don't have one. I have no idea what I will like next month, how can I possibly predict what I will like enough to have it on my body in 10 or 20 years?

Brandy said...

ooh I like the pictures you included. I like the foot one esp. tatts are so difficult - you want to be original but you don't wanna be so far out there that people avoid you. lol

Witch Baby said...

To start with - no I do not have any tats, BUT, I am scheduled to go with my cousins on Saturday to get small Pink Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon tats to celebrate my cousin being cancer free for 18 years. If I break down & get a tat - that's when it will happen LOL.