Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Wendy has taken to watching the show Miami Ink. It's a about a tattoo parlor, the people that work there, the customers that come in, and what they get tattooed on themselves. Sort of like a body art version of American Chopper.

Most of the time the customers do a mini-interview about what they're getting tattooed and why. Some typical comments:

  • I'm getting my dog because we have a special relationship and he really understands me and I never want to forget him.

  • I'm getting a coy-fish because it symbolizes strength and that's something I need to embody.

  • I'm getting a hibiscus flower to represent my bond with my grandmother and it's her favorite flower.

  • I'm getting a picture of my wife tattooed on my back because it's something I can always take with me and never forget.

You get the idea. Now, I'm not one to ever get tattooed -- it's just not my thing. I don't have any jewelry at all. Heck I don't even wear a watch anymore. But if I were going to be on that show, it would be go like this.

I'm getting a picture of myself tattooed on my chest. Because I'm really awesome, and I totally love myself, and I never want to forget that. And when I get to be older I want to always be able to look down and remember how much I kicked ass, and how much I still kick ass. Plus I have a really special relationship with myself, and I really symbolize strength to myself. Plus all my friends are doing it. And I'm drunk. Really, really drunk.

Okay, so I'm not really that conceited, but come on, it's still funny. What would your "getting a tattoo" interview sound like?

1 comment:

Nicki0731 said...

Mine went something like this:

Oh, I can’t get my much desired ladybug tattoo on my big toe because tattooing digits is illegal in the state of Wisconsin? What’s that? I can go to Chicago and get it done? No thanks. I think there is a legitimate reason for it being illegal here, so I guess I will have to pick some other body part. No I don’t want it on my back, because then I can’t see it. No the shoulder won’t work, because nothing ruins a perfectly hideous bridesmaid dress like a visible tattoo in the wedding photos. Stomach and thighs are not good choices for long-term image stability, and I can’t show it off if it is on my breast. (well at least outside of mardi gras) Hmmmm. Ankle? Yeah, ankle will work, but now I don’t want a lady bug there. I guess I will just have to think about it some more.

Okay that was almost 6 years ago and I still haven’t come up with something I want. Maybe that has something to do with my fear of commitment. I mean it took me 2 years to decide on a food processor, how am I supposed to commit to a tattoo? This is probably why I prefer Mythbusters to Miami Ink…

So the real question is, Does Wendy have a tattoo?