Friday, May 26, 2006

Mama Needs Some New Ink

A confession:

For the past 10 years, I have been living with (shhh! don't tell anyone) dorky tattoos. See?

The star was my first. I was 19, I really wanted a tattoo, and I liked stars. Um, okay.

The two wavy lines are my sign (Aquarius). I was 20, I really wanted a tattoo, and I liked the zodiac. Riiiight.

Cut to 10 years later, and not only are these tattoos insignificant to me, I find them slightly embarassing. They smack of awkward youth, "finding myself" and, truth be told, they aren't even that good. I love tattoos, don't get me wrong. I just don't love mine. And since laser tattoo removal technology is nowhere near effective enough to remove them completely, I'm getting them covered up.

I made an appointment with Leslie Mah at Diving Swallow Tattoo in Oakland, and tomorrow is my first sitting. The tattoo that Leslie and I came up with together is going to be big, beautiful, vibrant and meaningful. I can't wait to see it on my skin.

Stay tuned for "after" photos!


Blogger Binky said...

I'm tuned. Can't wait!

5:37 PM  
Anonymous sweetchaos said...

So cool...i have tattoos (shhhh, don't tell anyone) that I still love and won't get anymore.

my sister on the other hand...she's the type of girl to get her stomach covered. I'm passing the link on to her about Diving Swallow Tattoo. She's gonna love this.

8:14 AM  
Blogger afrindiemum said...

i'm excited to see what happens. i have one that i want to cover up, too. i've been thinking about it for years, but i don't know what to do. i kind of want something punk rock. like a chick on a motorcycle nekkid or something. but what? i don't know. can't wait for the update!

6:18 PM  
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