Thursday, August 16, 2007

You Know You Want To

So I've got me a tattoo just above my right ankle.

And sure, maybe it's a temporary one.

And okay, maybe it has the logo on it from our most recent VBS.

But STILL it looks pretty cool and I am leaning ever so closer to getting one for real.

Who's with me?!

25 comments:

QuakerPastor said...

Oooooh! You've just named one of my deepest darkest desires...Like an Ichthus fish right between my breasts--or a butterfly on my buttocks. Somewhere where it can be hidden on Sundays and other chirch gigs ;)

cheesehead said...

I'm thinking...

but I'm such a weenie when it comes to pain.

Listing Straight said...

Trinity Symbol, on the ankle, I'm there.

ElastiGirl said...

i'm with CH - tattoos fascinate me

Songbird said...

I just can't get past the needles. I can't.

Purechristianithink said...

Maybe a secret RevGal symbol that we would understand but which woud mystify everyone else . . .

Shawna Renee said...

I'm not sure about a tattoo, but I do have my navel pierced. I have thought of getting something tattoed on my hip, but I haven't found anything that I'm absolutely sure I want on my body the rest of my life. I tend to get easily bored. Which is why I probably should stick to dying my hair a different funky shade of red every other month.

Stacey said...

I already have one tattoo, which I got as a rite of passage sort of thing after surviving my first year of seminary. I love it, and am planning on getting another within the next couple of weeks to celebrate my 30th birthday. So, I'm totally in - as long as VBS logos are not the way we go.

will smama said...

Um QP, that was very close to being too much information... and I am not even going to sit you on a couch and have you discuss with me why a Christian symbol would be your choice to go in between your breasts :)

Oooh, LS - which Trinity symbol, have you picked one yet?

As for the needles - for me it is more the pain, but mine is going to symbolize God being there with me through all of the pain and so why not put it on what I have heard is the most painful place to have one - the inner ankle.

introspectreangel said...

show us a picture of the design you have in mind and then we can have a real discussion!

personally, I'm waiting until the Big Event for my next one. ;)

Sue said...

I have two. I found that the pain was a bit like labour. For my most recent tat-two, the first part was more painful than I had remembered from nine years ago. Then I settled in and it was fine.

Honestly, the pain isn't that bad.

I think I'm done now that I have two, though I'm thinking of adding scrolled initials to the most recent one.

I love my tattoos. They tell a story about my life.

identitymixed said...

I love my tattoo. And am so game for another if I could just figure out what I like enough to put it permanently on my body.

But I would gladly go with you!

reverendmother said...

But Will, a tattoo between one's breasts means it's next to one's HEART! I like that.

I'm with Shawna. The right design has not revealed itself. I'm OK with the pain though, as long as I know when/that the pain will end.

Marie said...

Ohh, I love this thread! I have one tat that I LOVE and I'm about to get another one, more visible, high up on my shoulder I think. A curvy, feminine Trinity symbol.

Preacher Mom said...

Sorry - needle phobia. I'll stand on the sidelines and cheer you on, though.

Michelle said...

I like the temporary kind...as I could never make up my mind!

QuakerPastor said...

Sorry for being a bit too graphic--it sounded way more revealing than what I intended. It's just where I could be sure that I could closely control its visibility. As for Christian--I guess there's not a whole lot else I would go through pain and possible ridicule for. Maybe a peace symbol would be possible too.

soul and culture said...

As the bearer of two tattoos - one on my back, and one on an ankle....let me tell you the ankle one hurt like hell!!! But the pain does go away once the needle goes away...

QP - as far as controlling visibility, depending on size and color, bandaids and/or concealer can help you out!

will smama said...

Well, s&c - the key phrase to me in that sentence is that the pain goes away once the needle goes away. Promise?

I hear others on the whole needing a design that you would want to keep forever.

I currently have a youth group member working on a design. Right now she is playing with the Hebrew word 'hesed' using different colors.

Now I am wondering if something symbolizing what hesed means but not the actual word might be better.

Anyway, that is my long explanation of why I haven't shown a design yet.

the tentmaker said...

Hmm...

Lorna (see through faith) said...

not me !

temporary is best :)

DogBlogger said...

I don't have one, but I've been with someone to watch her get one. She got pretty red in the face and at one point some tears welled up, but she was still very happy with the result.

Me, I can't decide exactly what I'd get, so none for me at this point.

cpclergymama said...

I have two, one on the inside of both feet under the ankle. I love them both, they are easy to hid or show if I choose. The first I got at 20 yrs old with some college buds. The second I got in seminary when I was home visiting same college buds. The one on my left foot is an icthus and cross combo that I drew above my signature for years. On my right is a blue cross, just cuz! I am getting at least one more, but waiting until I am done having kids, so that it won't strech!:)
My advise, do it! I have never once regreted mine!

reverendmother said...

BTW, don't know if you get the Xn Century, but there was a letter to the editor (in the Debt issue) commenting on a recent article on tattooing. The letter quoted several scriptures that suggest that God actually had a tattoo. If anyone wants them for justification to parishioners or other naysayers, let me know! :-)

Kathryn said...

WS....please can we get one done together at the revgals event next year? I know the only way I'll manage it is if I go with a friend, but I've wanted one ever since ordination...either inside ankle or heel, I think, and maybe a Celtic cross, or maybe interlocking trinity rings.
I'm not thinking about the hurting bit, though it does bother me that I won't be allowed to give blood for a year afterwards. Is it selfish of me to still want one?