Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Drawing A Blank

At what age is it uncool to get a tattoo?

I'm 24 now. My coolest years are more or less behind me - I can throw on a trendy shirt and talk about how Metallica sold out - but I know entirely too many keypad shortcuts in Excel to ever really be cool again. Every time I go to a show at the Grog Shop I get that look like, "Who brought their Dad?".

Why does an office job add 10 years to your social status? I don't have a mini-van and I'm still years away from thinking Frasier was funny - so why can't I have a tattoo?

"You'll regret it when you're older!" <-- That was the blog-version of my Mom; who doesn't read my blog but has that weird sixth sense that one of her kids is doing something she doesn't like so she sent that message telepathically. But I AM older. I'm not that blind 18 yr old kid who thought the future was like Santa - something parents told you just so you would behave. I see that life has me by the balls; and I am A-O 401K with that.

So I've decided I want a tattoo. I have wanted a tattoo since I was 13 yrs old - and now, now that I have committed myself to the idea of permanent graffiti; and being shunned by Momina Nomina - I have no fucking idea what I want. 11 years I have had to think about this - and still nothing. Not even a general idea or a few to choose from. My only discernible talent in life seems to be my indecision - so I am reaching out to you, Reader. What brilliant ideas do you have for me to permanently mark on my body only to regret later in life?

Song of the day-

Van Morrison (and The Band) - Caravan


BloggingJason said...

The first tat is tough, because you don't really want to fuck it up. After that, it's easy-you just kinda get addicted to ink.
To help narrow your choices down, figure out where you want it, before you figure what you want, and then go from there.

Jason said...

bloggingjason is always so helpful... I'm just going to say this:


Oh and think Betty White

Mandy said...

I think now is a better time to get one than when you're 13 (plus that's illegal)'re a mature (well, kind of) adult who actually knows what he wants. Let me know what you get!!!

Allison M. said...

Contrary to what Jason says, I think you should definitely get a tribal arm band tattoo. I'll go with you and get a tramp stamp, too. We are both 24 so let's continue to make irrational and impulse decisions.

Momo said...

Obviously you should get a Muppet.

Narm said...

BloggingJason - good advice. I am so indecisive I can't even figure that out.

Jason - how about I get the Golden Girls across my back Mt Rushmore style?

Mandy - I'm glad I didn't get one when I was 13 because I would totally be regretting that Ozzy Osbourne tatoo.

Allison - Can I wear a backwards visor when we go?

Momo - don't be crazy - its Fraggle Rock or bust.

Joanna M said...

Just don't do it!

BloggingJason said...

Okay, time for Plan B, also known as Nom Gets A Tat In 5 Easy Steps.

1)Figure out how many pesos you're willing to drop on a tat.

2)Gather 2 or 3 pieces of art that you like as inspiration.

3)Find a quality shop. Or, if you see somebody with a tat you like, ask where they got it.

4)Set up a consultation with a tat artist. Who better to ask than somebody that does them all day long? Talk price, look at flash, talk about what you like, discuss location.

5)Get inked.


BradU20 said...

John Deere Tractor?

Hot Coffee Girl said...

Do it. I have one and I don't regret it. I have been thinking of another, too.

Do it. Allison is right. We'll all go.