“Awesome Tattoo, Dude!”

I gripe all the time about stupid and tacky tattoos, but you know what. sometimes I see some really good ones. And I remember those for a long time.

Last summer I saw a dad at the lake and he had a tattoo of his daughters tiny foot print on his shoulder. That was so cute. I’ve mentioned Mike Tyson’s tattoo of Arthur Ashe several times just because it’s a surprise and kind of classy. And yes, I am talking about Mike Tyson the boxer (I like him so back off).
My two oldest children, jack and Mary have “bro tats” from the book Where The Wild Things Are because they both really liked that book growing up. Now of course Lexie, my 14 year old wants one of Max in his sailboat, so she’ll will match Jack and Mary. I’m not happy about that.

Mary had a couple of friends, one got a green pea tat and the other had a carrot so they could say they went together like peas and carrots.

The portrait tattoos of people’s faces kind of weird me out but they are at least   thoughtful.And chances are you won’t stop loving your mom or grandma’s face after a few years.

While “researching” this blog I saw a tattoo of first Corinthians 13 tattooed on a girls back and butt, that’s pretty wild and I’m not sure what I think of that. A bunch of the most creative tattoos I’ve seen and heard of are really sexual and tacky so I don’t feel comfortable describing them to you right now even though they are really funny. I actually knew a guy who got a drunk tattoo, it was supposed to say, “Born To Lose” but they miss-spelled everything and it said, “Born Too Loose”.

One thing I don’t understand are back tattoos. Why get a permanent piece of art you can’t even see? And if you do look at it in the mirror, it’s backwards. And those tramp stamps with tribal crosses are really silly. A cross on your butt? Really? That’s how you want to say “I love Jesus?” ,with a cross on your ass? Instead consider going to church or helping out a hobo. 

Because I’m an idiot just like everybody else I’m still considering a tattoo but trust me, it will be tucked away under several layers of clothing and it will be tiny. 

One thing you may want to keep in mind, especially if you are a girl.  Once you get a tattoo on your forearm you are really limiting your career options.  If there’s ink between your elbow and fingertips it’s tough to find work outside the entertainment or food service industry. We’ll you can always get a job as a tattoo artist.

If you know of any super clever or smart tattoos let me know. I always love a good story.