Because today is National Tattoo Day, our Sunday Scribblings prompt for this week is Tattoo. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it…
I don’t have any tattoos.
Looking back, I kind of feel like that’s the kind of thing I would have done in my 20s if I was ever going to permanently scar my body with some sort of epic design. Like one of those things I’d have done in college when the other guys were all going to get their tattoos.
Someone once asked me if I avoided tattoos because I was afraid of the pain involved. No… the pain isn’t what would bother me. It’s the commitment.
If I decided to get a tattoo of any kind, I would be incredibly indecisive about what to choose and where to put it. Because… it’s forever. I need to choose an image that I’m going to enjoy looking at for the next 40ish years. I can’t think of a single image that I like that much.
I have no problems with tattoos. Growing up in a fairly conservative home, tattoos were not a topic of conversation that often came up. Neither of my parents had tattoos. And I was well aware of the older generation’s negative opinions on the subject. My sister… she’s the rebellious one. She’s got tattoos all over the place.
I think certain tattoos look good on certain people. I do think it’s easy to see where some folks go overboard, but hey… it’s you’re skin, do what you want. I just don’t understand the appeal of face tattoos. I’m looking at you Post Malone.
Yeah… tattoos are all right. Just not for me…
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