The unmistakable itch for a new tattoo

Sister #2 keeps talking about how she’s going to get another tattoo when her friend Burgerboy comes up for a visit. And, I think it was PeeWee who left a comment about how I should get a 666 tattoo. Ever since then I’ve had the overwhelming desire to get some more ink. It is an absolutely ridiculous desire.

I already have five (ack!) tattoos (daisy, gecko, burning star, superman s, and I Will Dare). Does any one person really need six? I’m not sure at what number you cross the line from person with a tattoo to tattooed-freakshow?

Lots of people I know are surprised when they learn that I have any tattoos, much less five of them. Whenever anyone asks me why I have tattoos I usually say, “I was 22 in 1994.” For most people that’s explanation enough.

I even know where I want to get the tattoo and when I think about it, that spot on my body tingles with want. And frankly, the only thing keeping me from the tattoo parlor is that I have no idea what to get permanently inscribed on my body. I mean what else is there? And really, at six do they stop being unique and start being boring?

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13 Comments

  1. wendy 31.May.06 at 1:34 pm

    i can’t believe you stopped at the # that cannot be mentioned!

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  2. jodi 31.May.06 at 2:03 pm

    I know! It totally happened on accident. So it’s almost like I have to get another one, right?

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  3. kara 31.May.06 at 2:14 pm

    yes, you need a 6th tattoo, just to get past having the # that cannot be mentioned. you can stop after that. 🙂

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  4. jodi 31.May.06 at 2:22 pm

    should i just get an VI tattooed on the back of my neck?

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  5. the tthm 31.May.06 at 2:28 pm

    actually, i think they stopped being unique and started being boring when you were eight…but, hey, i’m like totally behind you about the ‘five’ thing, aparadox that cannot speak its name…besides 666 on the back of the head would be, well, apocryphal

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  6. jodi 31.May.06 at 2:34 pm

    HRMPH! Well there goes my idea for getting TTHM tattooed on the back of my neck.

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  7. PeeWee 31.May.06 at 5:22 pm

    dude, you TOTALLY have to get a sixth tattoo.
    I think you should get 666…on your scalp. HEE HEE!! That would freak the crap out of anyone who catches a glimpse of it.
    (in Roman numerals DCLXVI equals 666)

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  8. PeeWee 31.May.06 at 5:24 pm

    What if you got 666 to look like a flower? You know, spin the three sixes in a circle, so they look like a three petaled flower?

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  9. NBFB 31.May.06 at 5:43 pm

    For me, tattooed-freakshow comes at the 50% of your total surface area mark. So you’ve got a ways to go yet.

    Maybe a combo 666/Jack Black reference as in:
    1…
    2…
    3…
    4…
    5…
    SIX! SIX! SIX!
    (“Rock Your Socks” – Tenacious D)

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  10. UH 31.May.06 at 7:53 pm

    If you tattooed my initials in tiny, tiny letters somewhere near your breasts and then sent me a full-length nude photo so I could spend hours searching for them, that would rock.

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  11. jodi 31.May.06 at 8:05 pm

    i think you win comment of the week!

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  12. Charles 01.Jun.06 at 8:07 am

    I so want one too. Do it.

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  13. Ryan 14.Nov.08 at 3:12 am

    So this is what people in USA think about.

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