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This week’s topic: Tattoos
If you’ve been following my blog – and particularly my Top Off Tuesday Posts – you know that I LOVE men with tats. They’re just so yummy!
As much as I love men with tattoos, I am picky about them. I really don’t like colored tattoos on men. I don’t know why exactly, since I do like them on women, but for some reason it’s really only sexy to me if they’re black and white. And they have to be GOOD tattoos. What’s a good tattoo? I really don’t know, but a body covered in tattoos only works for me if they’re done right and laid out right. Don’t ask me to make that happen, because I wouldn’t know how they should go. But I’ll know when it’s all said and done if I like it or not.
So since I love tattoos so much, do I have any? Nope 🙁 There’s a few reasons.
- Tattoos are so permanent!! I hope I’ll have one someday, but it has to be perfect when I get it because I’m not paying to fix it. I want it right, from the start!
- I don’t know what I want. This feeds into the previous reason – if it’s going to be permanent then it needs to perfect and that means I can’t decide what I want. I’ve had ideas over the years, but nothing that I’ve been thrilled by. I should probably get an artist to design something for me, wear it drawn on my skin for a while and see how I feel, but I haven’t even gotten that far yet.
- I don’t know where I’d put it. Yes, we’re circling that perfect reason again. The thing with a tattoo is that I want it to be somewhere people can see it sometimes but not somewhere it could ever really hurt me on the job market.
- I want to lose more weight before getting a tattoo. This is a big reason. I’ve been losing weight slowly but steadily the last couple years, but I still have a lot to lose. I feel like body decoration like tattoos are really for people who want to show off their bodies and well, I’m not there yet.
So I have several reason for not having a tattoo yet, but I do hope I’ll get one someday and that it will be exactly what I hoped for.
On the plus side? My BF has several tattoos! Like I said I love men with tats! So I tried to get him to pose for me to take some pictures to share with y’all but he’s too shy. But he has eight tattoos and I love every one of them. He has this one on his elbow that has a spider web and it’s so cool the way the spider web’s appearance changes when he bends and unbends his arm.
He has a couple he wishes he didn’t have because he got them when he was younger and they are highly visible. People judge him all the time by his appearance and assume he’s a thug just because of his tats (which couldn’t be further from the truth). It sucks to have people judge him like that and I know its why he talks about getting the really visible ones removed. It will be a sad day for me if/when he does, but I get it. As long as he keeps the more hidden ones 🙂 But his situation has made me even more aware of how much I want to think carefully about where I put a tattoo when I do finally get one.
Do you love tattoos too? Do you have any?