Monday, March 28, 2011

A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even when you are half cracked…

Last year, when CGMan and I got inked (listen to me, I have one tattoo, all of a sudden, I’m Kat Von D) of all my friends, one squealed with delight. The others thought maybe I had taken leave of my senses, premature senility, if you will.

When we were getting them, the talk around the shop was that once you get one, you’ll want another. That has turned out to be a true statement. I do want another one, but I don’t know what I want. For now, I just needed a little touch up on the one I already have. I told my bestie I was going to Moms (you know, where Moms go to get tattoos)…

…and who decided that just because Dawn jumped off a cliff, she needed to, as well?

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This wouldn’t be the first time someone’s mother thought I might be a less than stellar influence. Sharon had been talking of getting a tattoo since the day I come home with mine. One of her kids even has a couple (and no, neither say Mom – what’s up with these kids??)

I tried to get her to get a tramp stamp (hey? what’s the fun of being a bad influence, if I don’t help her make some bad choices?) but she had something else in mind.

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She had looked at 873467523465 frogs before we got there and then a couple hundred more once we had the artist at our mercy. She finally picked this little fellow and I have to say, he’s a cutie.

She told me afterward, that I lied to her, that I said it wouldn’t hurt. I had to remind her that she asked me if it would “hurt really, really bad”. It does hurt, don’t get me wrong. Having a baby hurts really, really bad. This just hurts a lot.

I did not get another tattoo, but I did look through a gazillion pictures, thinking about it. That’s the thing, you know when the time is right. It was the right time for Sharon.

For me, I just wanted to make the one I have, a little more special. The time was right.

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12 comments:

  1. Wow, I never thought you'd go all biker chick here. No tattoos for the duck man. I don't even wear jewelry. But I do have a mole that looks like Florida, does that count?

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  2. Love the tribute to your mom!!! I'm getting one on my hip that says "Shone" with angel wings!

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  3. Dawn, I didn't know you were so hip and hot. You are making me feel old; I've wanted a tat but haven't had the nerve. I might feel more comfortable if I was going to a place called "Moms". :-)

    That little frog tattoo is darling...and a little racy if Sharon is wearing a skirt. Back to Texas and y'all goin' wild.

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  4. This is so perfect. (And it is soooo true about them being addicting. At least that's what my mom tells herself about my tattoos - she doesn't know I've wanted to be covered in tattoos since I was a kid!)

    I love the tribute. My next tattoo is going to be a pretty big montage on my lower right arm that has a lot to do with the fiber crafts that I'm into. I want there to be Mom and Dad either "sewn" or maybe in some fair isle knitting within the tattoo. They've been the only constant throughout my whole life and I love the idea of incorporating them with something so permanent on my body.

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  5. Best part about it was not telling my husband about it before I did it. We went with that whole "asking forgiveness" method.

    Hurt so bad... but no regrets!

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  6. Very sunny and spring looking!

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  7. Great tattoos - both of you. I've wanted a tattoo for a long time, but I have no idea what I'd want. That, and I haven't built up the nerve to pierce my ears yet.

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  8. Aww - perfect, Dawn. I love it! I hope it makes you smile every day!

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  9. Great addition. I've been seriously considering going and getting a tattoo, but don't know quite what to get yet, or if I've got the nerve. You keep pushing me!!!

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  10. Oh Dawn, your newly styled tattoo brought tears to my eyes. It's beautiful in looks and sentiment.

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