Not for me, thank you

Daily writing prompt
What tattoo do you want and where would you put it?

The WordPress writing prompt for today is where I would put the tattoo I want. The Ragtag daily prompt for today is anachronism.

I don’t have a tattoo and don’t want one. I suppose that does make me an anachronism. Permanent skin decorations are suspect to me–its one thing if I occasionally add colorful stripes to my hair–they will fade and grow out. Tattoos, they are a forever thing, and nothing has arisen that I imagine wanting to have permanently etched on my hide.

To say nothing of the fact that said etching is done with needles infusing ink into my skin. I try really hard to avoid unnecessary pain. Paying money and volunteering to be poked thousands of times for decoration, no thanks. I don’t wear high heels either. I’m a comfort kind of person. If I want a tat, I’ll go for a temporary decoration, of the stick on or henna variety.

I sometimes enjoy looking at others body art, it can be fascinating. I also recall more that one occasion in my medical career where I met with a patient with a tattoo they truly regretted. If you want a tattoo, get one, but consider that your mind or enthusiasm may change over the course of your lifetime. And then there’s this cartoon:

My apologies to the artist–I’d like to give you credit. I’ve seen the greeting card, and I found multiple photos online. Sorry I don’t know your name. But if I find it, I won’t tattoo it on me anywhere.

Happy Thursday, all.

12 thoughts on “Not for me, thank you

  1. Thanks for making me laugh! I would never want a tattoo either, unless I got brave and had some permanent eyebrows put on since mine are falling out..But then again, I could end up looking like Spock if I had a bad tattoo artist. LOL!

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  2. Around here there seem to be a lot of older women who have tattoos and it is not a good look. I did contemplate one ages ago but that’s as far as it went.
    Thanks for joining in Steph 🙂 🙂

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      1. I never see it! It’s on my left shoulder. It was very poorly done but the experience was hilarious, still not worth $100. And it’s a really stupid tattoo. It’s a Celtic knot and when you see me you’ll say, “Well, that’s redundant.” People straight from Ireland have asked me “When were you last home?” because I’ve lost me accent, don’tcha know…

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  3. Temporary tattoos! I sent a bunch to my mom when she was having chemo and she plastered angels, fairies, pirates and Harley temporary tattoos all over her head. She said it made the nurses laugh.

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