|The tattoo I already have|
I’ve found myself pondering, wondering and considering an irreversible decision.
Yes, I know – at my age.
Well I kind of think that at my age I’m past keeping myself for best – if I ever was.
I’m not contemplating a gigantic floral display on my arse like Cheryl Cole, nor anything with my children’s names, dates of birth or places of conception (most days I can remember).
But I do fancy something, maybe an elegant circle of swirls around my wrist, a design with pleasing symmetry on my inner arm.
There’s not much point getting a tat I can’t see – I’ve got one of them already. And that means that, generally speaking, except the Panther, no one sees it except perhaps one of the kids that’s come to talk to me while I’m in the shower. “Oooh, mummy a lizard!”
So what then. Not something big and brutish or one that instantly shows which tribe’s card I carry. I’d prefer to keep them guessing. No dolphins, fairies, cartoon characters or unicorns.
Just something, well, decorative. Perhaps I feel a bit drab and a spot of inky perma-bling might perk things up.
Genuinely your best bet is to pop into a tattoo studio and have a chat with their artists. They should be able to show you a portfolio of their work so you get a feel for their style. They'll have “flash” too – off-the-peg designs that are likely to be a bit less unique.
I'm covered in tattoos, I'm an advocate of feeling happy with colour on your skin 😉
MumB / @mumbosh says
Have you seen the moustache on the little finger, so you can hold your finger under your nose when you want to go out in disguise?
Ellen Arnison says
Thanks Vonnie, That's a good idea.
Ellen Arnison says
Tracey C says
I just had my first one last week – the number 5 in Arabic as we are a family of 5 and all 3 of my kids wear shirt 5 at football and always will, so its symbolic. Its on my back so cant be seen at work (one works in a somewhat stuffy office where one got told off for wearing – horror of horrors – non black shoes!) and is in Arabic as I was brought up in Kuwait. But it took me 7 years to decide what to have! let us know what you decide on!