E.P. from Stylish Handwriting requested that I post a photo of my newest tattoo because she has yet to see it. I got it back in November, so those of you following me via Twitter have likely already seen this, but … well, that’s just too damn bad.
Definitely just pulled up my hair and asked a coworker to take a photo of the back of my neck. Yep, I’m classy.
Editor: “Wow. What did I just walk into?”
Ha. Oops! Anywho, for those inquiring minds, this was my second tattoo, and was entirely done on a whim. I had been thinking about getting another one for quite some time – they’re addictive, honest – and on a quiet newsroom Friday, I walked half a block to the nearest tattoo parlor, Anything’s Possible, and inquired about prices. Two hours later - because I had to finish my “work day” first, of course - I had that on the back of my neck. Schweeeet. (P.S. It’s not crooked. It’s just the photo and my poor posture making it look that way.)
My first tattoo was done at Art of the Ages in State College, Pa. (which doesn’t have a Web site (weird!), but is where Penn State is located) on a weekend trip there to visit friends, September 2007.
I currently have $130 worth of ink on my body with plans for a few more, although I prefer locations where they can easily be hidden, hence my foot and the back of my neck (my hair is halfway down my back and I wear A LOT of collared shirts). I’m looking to go more cliche with the next two – a shamrock (I am Irish indeed) and some stars – but there’s a lot of meaning to the specific designs I’d like for those.
For now, I’m broke and simply drooling over the artwork of others. C’est dommage.
…I showed you mine, now show me yours.