Sunday, June 07, 2009


Lately, I'm obsessed with getting a tattoo.

Why? I have no idea. I mean, not even a clue. I've never, ever had any kind of desire to have a tattoo. I mean, I'm in the enviable position of fearing both committment AND change. People like me should not even consider getting tattoos. Ever.

Yet, I'm sitting here wondering how much it would hurt to get a tattoo on my foot. Or, if I would dare to expose my ass to some stranger so I could get "Xavier Roberts" written on it, just like Hermosa Toby, my Cabbage Patch Kid from when I was in 4th grade.

Thus, a tattoo is a bad idea for me right now.

I think it's not really so much about the tattoo as is it about wanting things to be different. I'm so unsettled these days. So uneasy. I keep waiting for something to happen. I don't know what, exactly. But something.

Getting a tattoo is probably not the answer to all of my life's problems, right? Maybe I should just get a new blog design or something.


edbteach said...

I've been reading your blog for a while and I just wanted to say that you are really funny.

Your cabbage patch reference made me laugh out loud!

I love the way that you love your kids. I wish I could be as open and honest with my daughter as you are with the twins. (She was born 6/15/98)

I can't wait to buy your book!

M said...

Um, says the girl w/ 3 tats? A tattoo IS the answer to all of life's problem. Talk to me in a month or so when I add number 4. <3

And/or visit me. I hear that's a winner too.

I totally understand your fears though and unsettledness etc. I'm feeling it too. xo

Dawn~a~Bon said...

I tend to cut and/or color my hair when I feel that way! Which is why in January my hair became eight inches shorter and a different color.

Katili said...

Tattoos are fun!
Though if you're just bored, a cut-n-color is much less permanent :P Or a piercing!

Lil Mouse said...

every once in a while i think it would be a good idea, and then i rethink it..

Snarky Lady said...

Foot will hurt...or so I've heard, I don't have one there just yet. That said, I have 3. I love them all. They are art that you get to enjoy (if you can see it, I can't see two of mine without a mirror) every single day.

Bethany said...

I have 6 of them. If you ever decide to get one I can give you some tips.

Kimberly said...

Yeah, change for the sake of change is perhaps not the best of ideas. All my worst hair traumas came from such unsettled feelings.

Maybe a henna one? The kind that fade away after awhile?

marythemom said...

I would do it with colored sharpies for now, or those cool temporary tattoos (the ones on my son's face and chest lasted for months - he wouldn't let me even try to wash them off).

I could never get a permanent tattoo, but sometimes think it would be fun to "decorate" myself!

Mary in TX

Mom to biokids Ponito(10) and his sister Bob(12)
Sibling pair adoptive placement from NE 11/06
Finally finalized on Kitty(14) on 3/08 - 2 weeks before her 13th birthday!
Finalized on her brother Bear 7/08. He turned 15 the next day.

" Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain."

alissa said...

Could I love you any more right now for wanting to tattoo Xavier Roberts on your ass??!!!

Perhaps the funniest thing ever! (Then you, Hermosa and my little Soloman Julian could all hang out together. Maybe even form a club.)

P.S. Why can I not comment using my Wordpress account ID?

P.P.S. It's really Squishy Tushy.

Karen said...

I got a tattoo on my foot a couple of years ago and after reading how much it was going to hurt I was terrified when I arrived at the shop. But, once they started, it wasn't that bad! Of course, it's my only one, so I didn't have a point of reference, but my worry was far greater than the pain.

If you really think you want one, go with the sharpie idea for a couple of weeks to make sure it's exactly what you want to look at forever and ever!

CPA Mom said...

Come and visit me. We'll go together. I'm wanting to get a new one...

Patience said...

If you gotta do something weird, get something pierced. At least it's not completely permanent.

Lisa Chelle said...

You and the boy have the same fears: commitment/change. That must be why I like you so much.

I also change my hair, or my bathroom decorations, when I feel unsettled/cranky.

But I feel empowered by my tattoos. They represent the things that are most important in my life and often help me refocus.

As much as I love the two I have, I am a big chickenshit when it comes to the painful foot tattoo.

Denise said...

Tats kick ass, I have two. Get one.

Anonymous said...

I have a tat and love it. It is a blue paw print in a black outlined heart on my right ankle. Memorial to my heartdog who went to the bridge almost 2 yrs ago. I've always wanted a tat but waited to get the exact one I wanted. I want a couple more but waiting until I've lost all the weight.

Think seriously if you want a tat and that it is permanent. Yes you can have it removed but heard it hurts more than the tattoo to start with. Good luck :)

SJ said...

I'm a lot like you - I love change - but my tattoo's? I've never ever wanted to change them or have them re-done or regretted getting any of them. I say if you want one, think about it, and do it. Chances are? You'll love it!

I'm getting another one; very, very soon!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

Oddly enough, I stumbled across your blog while checking to see if there were anymore people out there like me. I faced the dread of exposing my rear end for my Xavier Roberts tattoo in 2001. I love it! Its my only one. The tattoo artist asked me what it was and when I told him he laughed and said he liked it. Most people love the idea of it, though I don't often show it (nor do I have to, most people already know what it looks like).