A couple of years ago my now 21 year old twin daughters got their first tattoos, of the recently deceased family cat (you can read about that here) as it happens.
They were, are, nice tattoos, despite breaking Rule 5 of the Tattoo Rules I drew up when they decided to get them done .....
The Tattoo RulesRule 1: No tattoos anywhere that can be seen by other people in everyday, normal life.
Rule 2: No tattoos behind the ears, top of the neck, inner wrist , ring finger, or foot.
Rule 3: No names.
Rule 4: In fact no words at all because spelling.. grammar... bad handwriting. ... SO many things that can go wrong.
Rule 5: No all black tattoos.
Rule 6: Nothing designed by a friend.
Rule 6: Think very, very carefully about what you are choosing to have tattooed into your epidermis for the rest of your life.
But one tattoo is never enough, apparently. Daughter 1 recently took herself to be inked for a third time and managed to break at least four of the rules all in one go.
This tattoo can be seen, it's on her ankle, it's black, it's words, and it's in handwriting.
I can't be too dismayed though, because having asked me to write the words down, she took them away and came back with my handwriting forever tattooed in her skin. I think I love it almost as much as I love her.....
....Even if it the words are taken from a Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode and not the collected works of Shakespeare. *Sighs*
Maybe next time.