I think I want to get my first ever TATTOO!
Okay, so I know I am closing in on my 50th birthday and that this is probably what some would call a mid-life crisis – but I can’t stop thinking about getting a tattoo.
I grew up in the ’70s and ’80s with a family where no one had a tattoo and I felt it was kind of considered “trashy” to have one. This mentality was instilled into my way of life for quite a bit of time. I was always concerned with “changing my mind” as I was older or having the tattoo look gross and wrinkly as I got older and older. I definitely did not fall victim to the “tramp stamp” craze – thank goodness.
All of my professions looked down on tattoos in the workplace – If the ink was visible – it had to be covered. Just another reason to add to why I never got one. But here we are in 2020, and I find myself a minority. I know more people with tattoos than I do without. I have learned to appreciate/respect those who have visible and nonvisible ink. I promise – I am not considering a tattoo because of peer pressure — but more because I feel I actually have a good “story/reason” to go with my decision.
My decision started to get more real about a year ago. I have been reading, listening to, and watching my favorite mom, writer, and business influencer, Ms. Rachel Hollis for about that much time. I can relate to her on so many levels. Over the past few months – I have heard some of the stories of her tattoos and her reasons behind getting them. This caused me to look deeper into what I would want to get and why. So, what did I decide on? Well, I have not gotten one yet BUT I did try out a 2-3 week temporary tattoo from InkBox and I think I love it.
Why did I decide on the simple word of TEACHER? Well, that is me described all the way down to one simple word. I am a teacher. I teach my children, I have taught hundreds of children math all over Texas, I now teach people in my current field of business, and I know deep down I will never stop teaching others by example.
Back to the temporary tattoo situation – since I have another year before I turn the BIG 50 – I have some time before the big decision. I definitely like the position of the tattoo on my right inside wrist – my main issue is with the font. I started with a simple block print but now I think I might want something more script. The great part about the temporary thing is I can just order another one with a different font and try that one out before I make it permanent.
My indecision led me to find an online store that allows you to search for temporary tattoos or to design your own. If you are interested – click this link to save $10 on your own temporary tattoo order.