Okay – so the jig is up. I’m finally going to post about something that I avoided posting about only in the small chance any family members read my blog.
I got a tattoo. I realize that in this day and age, getting inked is not all that scandalous but believe me, my mom is PISSED at me.
I got a tattoo in May 2009 for my 2 year wedding anniversary. Ink is much more permanent than cotton but what can I say? It is something I wanted to do.
Jeremy and I talked about getting ring finger tattoos.
You’re probably shaking her head right now but please erase the image of Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee out of your head! We weren’t about to go that route.
As much as I love my husband (and he loves me) – we knew better than to tattoo either of our names, our wedding date or anything specific to one of us on ourselves. That just has “jinx” written all over it.
Instead, I suggested getting the Korean characters for “love”.
Puke, I know. But to me, the ring finger generally symbolizes where you subtley pronounce your love to the world. Why not ink it?
However, Jeremy and I suffer from what I like to call, “Montogomery Burns’ fingers” syndrome. Basically, we have ridiculously thin & long fingers.
We went to the tattoo shop and I showed the guy the Korean characters. He looked at my Monty Burns’ fingers and said, “that’s not possible.” (or something like that) He explained the difficulty with hand tattoos in general (the skin is more delicate) and how doing anything with a degree of detail (like the Korean characters) just wouldn’t work on such a small space.
But dammit, I was there and I wanted something. So I went with a small heart. (did you just gag a little?)
As soon as I committed to getting a heart, Jeremy quickly responded, “I am NOT getting a heart tattoo.” Fair enough.
So here it is.
I didn’t have my ring with me when I got the tattoo so I guessed where I thought my ring sat on my finger. I wanted the tattoo as a reminder to me (it still makes me smile) but didn’t necessarily want everyone to see it. Clearly – I was wrong about the placement.
I’m bringing this up now because it seems like a lot of people are noticing it lately. I get a lot of double takes. Geoff thought it was a mole. A few others thought it was a scab.
Nope – just a heart.
(And if you’re wondering – Jeremy does not have a ring finger tattoo and I’m not mad about it! I love my little heart tattoo.)