Extrordinary In An Ordinary World

I think everyone contemplates putting their individual mark on their bodies, and therefor the world. I know I thought about it more than once. I just never could figure out what I wanted to "identify" me forever.

It's not that I'm wishy-washy. I know what I like, but time changes you. Don't believe me? Go work in a nursing home for a couple of weeks. There's just something about seeing a sweet, old lady with a bad-a$$ biker tattoo or a tramp stamp that makes you look twice (in a train wreck kind of way).

And let's be honest, how does a tattoo mark your individuality when everyone is doing it? Can't you get the same results from a haircut or wardrobe choice? It's a lot less permanent and unless you have pictures posted publicly, the shame of a bad choice in either one won't haunt you forever.

I once read something that said that no one regrets the tattoo they didn't get, and I think no truer words were ever said. I know I'm pretty grateful that I was distracted before I could ink myself when I was younger, and when all is said and done, I'm just as unique as the next person. Maybe even more so.
AvidDreamer AvidDreamer
31-35, F
May 18, 2012