Thursday, April 12, 2007

"The" Tattoo

With the increasing popularity of tattoos, I knew it was inevitable that my kids would get one or two. Austin got his first one while a senior in high school. It is tasteful -- sort of Ninja star looking. He's also got a scorpion on his ankle.

Even though I approved of the first tattoo (and even paid for it), I begged Austin not to get any more. My words were something like, "the only other tattoo you can ever get better say 'Mom' or I will be very unhappy"; being ABSOLUTELY certain he would never get a "Mom" tattoo.

Behold!

10 comments:

Pirate's Fan said...

Wow, the things kids will do these days.

jan wesner said...

I love it!
I think I would really like your son ... you raised a good one, Army Mom!

Butterfly Wife said...

Very nice. I have several pieces of artwork myself.

Army Mom Times Three said...

BW -- you just gave me an idea. I've always wanted a tattoo but my husband says NO! -- but I could get one in honor of my two boys!!!

When my friend Kenny died his oldest son immediately got a tattoo on his right shoulder blade. It's a large intricate cross w/ his father's name beneath and his birth and death dates. His father would be proud BUT he would NEVER have allowed him to get one of any kind if he were alive.

I'm getting one tonight in Ybor City --- any have a suggestion of what it should look like?

Butterfly Wife said...

I planned all of my tattoos. I have been planning my next one for years, YEARS! You have plenty of time to get one. Do some research. Start looking at other people's art work and ask them who did theirs. This is not the kind of thing I would recommend just jumping into; there is a good chance you'll end up regreting it.

Army Mom Times Three said...

Hey -- it's not like it's permanent.

(ha-ha)

Sarge Charlie said...

I will be 70 this December and must be somewhat like your friends father. I never had the urge to get a TATTOO, but to each his own, the only problem is if I had got one on my chest when i was younger, it would be down around my waist now, we do sag with age.

Kila said...

Awww...

Michele said...

It's beautiful... colors are stunning. I know with all of mine, colors are so important. Very nice indeed!

Dixiechick said...

What a lovely tribute to you. Matt is wanting one but has to wait until he is 18 to get it. Even though I have agreed to him having one the State of Tennessee won't allow it.

Heck, he can enlist in the miilitary and leave for Marine boot camp at the age of 17 but can't get a tatoo.... yup, he won't turn 18 until Aug. 2 and will leave for boot camp July 23...