I am 32 and have yet to have gotten a tattoo. I know that's unthinkable in this day and age, everyone and their grandma have a tattoo or two. It's not like I hate them or never wanted one. I actually have always really wanted a tattoo but I never could decide on an image that meant enough to me. The permanence of ink is a little intimidating to me.
I have piercings, including two facial piercings, but if I ever reach a point in my old age where I feel like I look ridiculous I will be able to just take them out and only have almost invisible white dots left. Not a big deal. (I really hope that day never comes...I'd love to be 80 and still rockin the lip ring!)
I thought about getting my dogs face tattooed on me after he died last year, his image is one I would always like to carry with me and it would certainly have a lot of meaning behind it but can I really be that girl with the pit bull tattoo....sadly, I think not. I have a different idea for a tattoo to honor my sweet pup but that's still in the works.
Right now I am thinking (really just contemplating) about the possibility of getting a (in)fertility related tattoo. It definitely has meaning and regardless of whether I ever get PG or not it will always be something that I identify with. I want to honor this time/aspect of my life and who I am in this moment and hopefully feel inspired when I look at it. So here is my idea....something along the lines of this:
The development/life cycle of the blastocyst. I think they look beautiful and they remind me of mandala style tattoos. I also am attracted to anatomical type tattoos and this falls under that category. I think they would look really amazing in shades of black/grey/white ink. I have always thought that I would get a tattoo on my left inner forearm so that is where I am imagining them to be. I think in a row starting with the first one closest to the inside of my elbow extending all the way down to the last one being at my wrist. That means the whole length of my forearm would have ink! That's a little ambitious for a first tattoo! Of course B is totally against it...he thinks I will regret it. He keeps saying that when I am old it will look terrible. What 80 year old's tattoo doesn't look terrible I ask you? So not only do I have to convince myself that this is what I want, I also have to convince B that this is a good idea. I need input. Is this a horrible idea or totally genius? WWAYIFD? (what would all you infertiles do?)