Do you have an ugly Tattoo Story?
Yes? Me too.
No? Lucky you.
This is probably the most interesting story of my life. You know those experiences that you think can happen to only you in this gigantic universe!
I got my ugly tattoo when I was really young. When I was around 3 to 4 years old! So I was with my parents on the beach (Indian beach, mind you). It was the early 90's. There were camels and tattoo artists on the shore. Okay, Tattoo Artist is too fancy a term for them. They were people with the gears and some basic skill. Tattoo's weren't in trend back then, like they are now and the artists were highly immature (at least the ones that were there), just like me! So my parents were admiring the sunset and watching camels... when I run away to this little girl, who was sitting on the shore with her tattoo gear. She might have been like 10 years older than me. I thought she was sweet.. and I gave her my hand.
My parents run after me and try to take me away. Being the obstinate child I was, I insist I want a tattoo. Mom was against it and dad didn't want to break my heart. So I get a tattoo of 'The cross' on my hand. Small one, thank God!
Whenever I narrate this story to someone they always ask me if it pained me. Well, I don't remember it paining at all. I remember she putting something of green color over it and then something in yellow... and I was told to wash it after a couple of hours.
So now years later, I definitely regret getting that Tattoo. It has lost its shape and doesn't look like a defined Cross. Secondly, I do not subscribe to Christianity or any other religion anymore...
Luckily for me, it doesn't get too much attention...
I would definitely like to get rid of this Tattoo someday. Though I am very apprehensive about the pain it's gonna cause... I consider this as my life's only regret!
I must also mention here that I do not hate tattoos on other people. In fact, I love tattoos on other people... I watched every episode of LA Ink. You get the idea. But this is not a risk I want to take again. Ever.
In blogland it's almost kinda customary to add at least one picture with a post and here is where I am supposed to add a picture of my ugly tattoo. But I am gonna excuse myself this time. I am going to show myself some love. You can check out the tattoo in my pictures on other posts. Go do the digging!
Hint: It's near my thumb
Do you guys have a Tattoo? Do you like yours or Do you have a ugly tattoo story too??