Saturday, May 05, 2007

No Pain, No Ink


I did NOT chicken out.

Therefore, I now have a rather larger than originally anticipated tattoo. But it is awesome. Yes, it hurt, but not as bad as the first one did.

You know, I got my first tattoo on my pelvis, 12 years ago. It is quite small, maybe 1 1/2 inches square. It was the most excrutiatingly painful event of my life, and that's saying something, considering I have had gall bladder attacks (and removal), kidney infection, and three children. I walked out of there, although extremely happy with my tattoo, thinking, "NEVER AGAIN!"

12 years later, I overcame the pain memory, crawled to the happy place in my brain, and left thinking, "Hmm. Where should I get my next one?"

Mark is laughing at me because I haven't told the kids about it yet. I told Mark that I didn't want Phoenix going to school and telling everyone that his mom got a tattoo. All of the "good" moms will be looking for my "tramp stamp".

But I know there are a few school moms out there that have tattoos. I'm not the only one, I've seen at least 2. And I know of at least 3 more that want to GET tattoos, so...maybe I'll flash it after all. I guess I'll just wait and see.

Best of all was spending the whole day with Kris, one of my very bestest friends. Haven't seen her since the Duran Duran concert, and that was over 2 years ago. Shame on us. It was a great, great day, and I didn't get home until 1:30 am.
So, now that I have posted a picture, let the lecture e-mails from the relatives (you know who you are) begin!


Anonymous said...

I don't get the hearth and home part?????

Shannon said...

Well, it it symbolistic. Fire=hearth. The "ribbons" of fire are the "ties" to home.

radiogurl said...

That wasn't me by the way... even though I asked a similar question somewhere else. I always sign my posts.


Shannon said...

I know. I'am assuming it was my cousin Lori...

Lori said...

It was me. I didn't realize I forgot to put my name. It certainly wasn't on purpose. I don't care if you know it's me. Just curios why you thought it was me though. ???????/

Shannon said...

I recognized your writing style. No worries. I answer all questions whether they are named or anonymous! :)