Newest tattoo! (more pictures to come and be posted on my blog here) This is my third, and I’m realizing that I’m actually addicted. It’s underneath the fatty tissue of the left side of my chest. Why yes, that is fancy speak for under my boob. Basically, I’ve realized that I get a tattoo whenever something bad happens in my life without consciously making that decision. I just end up in the tattoo parlor. And this one means a lot to me. Because I’m not perfect, and I think I’m starting to be okay with that.
Something about tattoos makes me wonder exactly why people have a thing about putting something permanently on their body, and then I go back and get another one and it’s like the pain is very grounding. That was especially true with this tattoo, because it was a combination of a tickle and hurt all at once. Maybe when I have all of my tattoos and I’ve got all I want from my body, I can call it perfect and my tattoo will be a lie. But I don’t think so. There’s always going to be something else. So until that day comes, I’m not perfect.
Done by Jason (who’s done two of my three pieces so far) down in Pasadena at Prix Body Adornment on the 10th of September. Be warned, though: he broke up with his ex-wife almost a year ago, and whenever we talk while he works, he complains about her and talks super frankly about sex. Without fail, the three times me and my friend have been to him, this was all/a super large part of the conversation. It’s kind of funny, but also kind of way too much information. It makes for good stories afterward, though, so I’m not complaining. :)