OK, so a while back I blogged about wanting to get a tattoo. All of you were very encouraging and supportive about the idea. Thank you for all the great tips. However as it turns out the people who are nearest and dearest to me seem to be of the opinion that a tattoo does not fit me, it wouldn’t look right, I shouldn’t do it, I’ll regret it …. yada yada yada. Basically very discouraging.
Topping the list of boo sayers is my girlfriend. Who herself sports several tatts and various body piercings. Yet she thinks it’s quite the novelty that I don’t have any. As she always says, she loves my “virgin skin.”
She’s even gone as far as bribing me NOT to get one.
But then I go and blog about how lesbians used to get nautical star tattoos as a secret code to each other on the street that they were “family.” So of course my tattoo lust was reignited and I started planning my star tattoo on my wrist. I even contacted an amazing tattoo artist and got a price.
OK, so it was looking like it was all ago.
Until I woke up the next morning and thought, “Wow, thank God I didn’t run out and get that tattoo. ‘Cuz I’m so over it today.”
However, I tend to vacillate between dying to get a tattoo and being glad I put it off the next day. You see, this is where my fear of commitment comes in.
Can I commit to the same tattoo on my body for the rest of my life?
I don’t know yet.
So enter my dorky, yet problem solving side of my personality where I went and bought a ton of cute little temporary star tattoos on Ebay. Yep. I said it. I bought fake tattoos on Ebay.
Now mind you, I am NOT trying to pass them off as real. They are clearly little girl fake with glitter and all. But this way I get to see how I like having something on my skin and it’s still a star …. so if any gay girls see me, hopefully it’ll set off their gaydar.
Yes, I realize I’m a dork. But the difference with me is that I’m proud of that fact and now my biggest decision of the moment is do I want to go with the blue or purple or gold star today?
Ahhhh ….. temporary tattoos …. perfect for the commitment-phobe in all of us.