Getting a tattoo is on my bucket list since years. I am always playing around with the idea and I admire beautiful tattoos on other people. Still I haven’t done it. I have a weird relationship with needles. I sew with them and use them in my workshop all the time, but don’t you dare poking me.
In the 80’s, when I was a young adult I feared to get a tattoo, since stories of dirty needles were going around. Although, I was a student and newly wed, there was not much extra money to spend. Later, when the money wasn’t so tied anymore, AIDS came up and again, I feared to have someone poke me with a needle…any needle.
For a while I didn’t think about it anymore, I was busy with my career and our home and when I thought about it, then I couldn’t make up my mind what I wanted.
It’s complicated, even now in my 50’s. What do I like so much, that I want it tattooed on my body for the next 40 years? I can’t come up with anything. A Ladybug maybe, but then which one?
I have the tendency to change my mind, when it comes to decor and decoration. I rearrange things all the time, change wall colors and hair colors depending on my mood. I like it for a few years, but then I need something different.
I spend some time in Asia and always admired Mehndi tattoos. Mehndi or Mehandi tattoos are especially popular in India. They look so elegant and so tasteful and the best part is, they wash away over time. It’s an organic paint, made out of crushed leaves and twigs of the Henna plant. It takes around 3 weeks and the tattoo slowly fades away. And…there are no needles involved, what makes the Mehndi tattoo the front runner.
I really should look into that and should allow myself this special treat and fulfill my wish and get one. I need to start working on my bucket list.
It’s Frisbee Wednesday at Serendipity , this prompt came in handy. Two flies with one stone 🙂
Do you have a tattoo? If so, what’s the story behind your ink? If you don’t have a tattoo, what might you consider getting emblazoned on you skin?