I was sixteen when I realized I wanted a tattoo. I was living with my grandparents and grandma would say - "You are not getting a tattoo if you're living in my roof". Well, gotta be patient, I said.
Then I got married and moved out of my grandparents. Heck, hubby said - "Why do you need to get a tattoo? It looks dirty". But ever since Miami Ink started showing on TLC, he is always watching the show. D-uh?
Finally, an idea dawned on me. I went up to my hubby and asked if I could ask something for Christmas. I'm the type who doesn't ask for anyhting on Christmas or birthdays or anniversaries. I would always say - "Surprise me". So hubby was of course curious. And I said - "I want a tattoo for Christmas".
Am I smart or what? :) Just took me gaziliion years to come up with that idea though...geez.
So hubby couldn't say no. I mean, it's what I want for Christmas, right? And so he just answered - "Then I'm getting a tattoo for Christmas as well".
Last December 10, 2009, I got inked! It's the tattoo I've always wanted since I was 16...a fairy...my guardian...sitting on a leaf among the vines. She's on my left side and would forever guard my back.
It ain't finished though. The vines still have to crawl but the main design, my fairy, is done.
And I'm very, very relieved we're finally together. :)