Okay, disclaimer here...I do not have a tattoo, nor do I expect to get one in the near future. Having said that, they do intrigue me and because it seems to be a rite of passage any more, I have often contemplated what compels a person to get tattooed, choice of tattoo, and so on.
I say that here because I have been thinking about this subject for quite some time and have some thoughts about it that I may share. I bring it up because of a news item about a young girl who "claims" she fell asleep during a tattoo session in which she was planning to get only three stars tattooed on her face and ended up with fifty-six tiny stars covering one side of her face. Consider me naive if you think I believe this. I'm sorry, but I don't think anyone could fall asleep during a tattoo to begin with, let alone for that much needle time.
Personal opinion here, but I think she thought it would be cool until she went home and somebody asked just what she was thinking (or if she was thinking). (Or perhaps it was when she really looked at what her face was permanently going to look like. )That's when the story came out that she fell asleep, etc.
More on tattooes later...
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