It’s time to unveil one of the many tricks I have up my sleeve for keeping things going around here during National Blog Posting Month. It’s the one where I trick you, my readers, into writing the post for me–or at least into rounding it out with your personal observations and experiences in the comment section.
Here’s how it works. I’ll post a question, and I’ll answer it first. Then it’s your turn!
I don’t know if this will work or not. Maybe no one will comment, in which case I’ll just stand here with a silly hat on my head and a single balloon tied to my wrist, holding a soggy piece of cake in a napkin and crying like a nine year old girl who just realized that nobody’s coming to her birthday party.
No pressure, though.
Question: Let’s talk about tattoos. Do you have any? If so, what are they? If not, would you ever get one? What’s the weirdest/worst one you’ve ever seen? If you had to get a tattoo, what would it be?
Answer: I do have a tattoo. It’s a small rose on my right hip. I got it in a supreme act of rebellion and independence my freshman year of college. Some friends and I went together to a man called The Wizard in Little Rock, Arkansas. Considering the state of his establishment, it’s probably some kind of miracle that we didn’t contract hepatitis. My little rose has fared pretty well over the past twenty years (I wisely put it on a part of my body that hasn’t been stretched or shrunk by childbirth or weight fluctuations), but it could probably use a touch-up.
I would get another tattoo, and, in fact, I have plans to do so soon. My friend Alyson is getting one to celebrate the birth of their second child, Grace, and I’m going to go with her. She already has one to mark the birth of their oldest daughter, Lily; it’s a lily on her ankle, which I think is awesome. My new tattoo will be a green butterfly on the back of my left shoulder with the word “hope” underneath it in script.
The worst tattoo I have ever seen (that I can describe without embarrassment) is the one where that guy got his face tattooed to look like a skull. *shudder* Let’s see…I’m sure google has a picture of it… Ahh, here we are.