Personally, tattoos are not my thing. I appreciate them on other people and can definitely see how they can hold great personal significance for someone, but when it comes to my own body, I just can’t imagine permanently marking myself in that way.
For one thing, the idea of being stuck with a design for the rest of my life is a bit daunting. Plus, while there are certainly skilled tattoo artists out there who do amazing work, there’s always a risk of something going wrong or the design not coming out quite the way you imagined.
Finally, as much as I don’t like to place too much importance on what others might think of me, there’s still a little voice in my head that worries about how tattoos could affect general social interactions.
All that being said though, I’ve still got mad respect for anyone who chooses to get inked – it takes guts and commitment!
Great post! I totally understand your reservations about getting a tattoo, but it’s interesting to think about what design and placement someone might choose if they did decide to get one. So my question for you is: What tattoo do you want and where would you put it?
Hi, gosh that’s a good question. I think if I ever did have one it would be a butterfly trailing the name Michelle after it, and the tattoo would be on my shoulder blade.