Recently I've been seriously thinking about getting a tattoo. I don't mean the Hell's Angel kind, I'm not really into arm-sleeves or skulls. So don't worry I haven't gone all biker chic, but I do admire how tattoos can be used not as decoration, but as something meaningful. I like small and dainty designs which have a special meaning to the person. I already have a small tortoise (I know, very random and embarrassing, don't ask) on my inner wrist, but now I feel he is ready for a friend. My favorite kinds are those on the wrist or ankle. I think tattoos can look really feminine on these parts of a woman's body.
I know its not a choice which should be taken lightly, as you are stuck with it even when you're old and wrinkly. But this is my theory -
- The designs that I like are very small and easy to cover up. Therefore every time I look in the mirror I want have this 'in your face' design of doom staring back at me. Plus I'm not brave enough to get anything bigger than the size of a penny. I'm a coward. I don't like pain.
- If I get something meaningful inked on my skin then surely I'll never regret it? It will only remind me a good moment in my life, or a belief or reminder.
So there, I think it makes perfect sense to get one. I'm twenty one, recently graduated and have the rest of my life ahead of me so why don't I get something to commemorate it? I'm booking an appointment tonight!
Here are a few designs that I think are great...
This Frog tattoo made me laugh for ages. Hilarious!
Dandelion Tattoo. So beautiful but a little too big for me. I'm such a coward
Love Hearts. Love hearts on each elbow? Very cool.
Buddha. This excites my inner hippy.
Peace man. I really like the peace sign and this is small enough for a coward like me. I am seriously considering this.
Dream-catcher. Pocahontas eat-your-heart-out.
Hummingbird tattoo. This is beautiful but I will never get a tattoo of a bird because my Mum is adamant that they are unlucky, and i'm stupid enough to believe her.
Feather Tattoo. I want this but just a little smaller.