I am going to admit that there have been times I’ve considered “it.” Maybe it is when I am laying by the pool in Vegas, drink in hand, feeling kind of wild. Maybe it is when I am reading Good Housekeeping while eating peanut butter toast and watching The View that the urge to not be boring and to get crazy descends upon me.
What is “it”, you may ask?
The almighty tattoo.
There are small, delicate ones like Kelly Ripa has:
Or the full body options:
Look kids! Even tramp stamps on Barbie (I will bitch slap her for putting my man’s name on her sacrum):
For me, I am just not convinced that what I have etched on my body today is something I will want on there next week or at my 50th birthday party or when I am playing bingo in the nursing home.
That’s why I found it helpful to use this flow chart. It has all the answers about under which conditions one should get a tattoo. I love flow charts because they are concise, simple and tell me exactly what to do. Kind of like the Magic 8 Ball.
Things I learned from this chart:
- Don’t get a tattoo while drunk
- Don’t get a tattoo on your face
- Don’t get a tattoo that is the name or picture of your significant other
- Don’t get a tattoo if your friends are egging you on and laughing
If you have a tattoo, what are the circumstances under which you got it?
If you don’t have one, would you ever consider it? What would you get?