Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to the tattoo parlor we go  

ButteryDelight 58F
1961 posts
8/7/2006 7:14 am

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to the tattoo parlor we go

My son Andrew turned 18 last week. Two days later he took the written exam and then the driving exam. Now he is a licensed driver. If that is not scary enough he has decided what he wants for his present.

At this time Andrew has two burning desires in his life. Well, three if you count girls as the number one. Number two would be to get a motorcycle and number three would be to get a tattoo. I am trying to decide which one worries me the most. I am leaning towards either the motorcycle or the tattoo as my biggest worry.

Andrew has long had a fascination for motorcycles starting when he was four years old and into matchbox. If we went somewhere that had those riding toys, the ones you put a quarter in and got on for a ride; Andrew would never ride them unless they were a motorcycle. Andrew’s buddy has a motorcycle. He has ridden on it and I suspect driven it as well. Andrew says that motorcycles are cheaper then cars and they get better gas mileage as well. This is true but I still can’t help seeing my son’s mangled body lying on a road somewhere. A mother’s worse nightmare comes true. So, rather then say we are not buying you a motorcycle we have said we cannot afford another big expense at this time, which is true. We told Andrew if you want a motorcycle, get a job and save up the money for one. So, we will see what happens with that.

As for the tattoo, we have discussed it also. I work with the elderly and I have seen some terrible tattoos. That’s because over time the skin and underlying muscles sag and a tattoo that you had on your shoulder might end up down around your elbow. I’ve have known people who have gotten infections and even blood poisoning from tattoos. None of this has deterred Andrew. He is determined to get the tattoo.

The next step was to look and check out the local tattoo parlors, which we did. Andrew will probably go to the same one his friend went to as they are highly recommended. So, in the next few weeks we will take Andrew to get his right shoulder tattooed. I sure hope it goes well and that Andrew doesn’t regret that he has a tattoo later on in life.

Did you know that in Texas you have to be 21 to get a tattoo? And did you also know that it is “not cool’ for a boy to have his mother with him when he gets a tattoo?? That boy might be called a “Wus” or a “Mama’s Boy”. Oh brother, that’s a bit much but I have agreed to have my husband go with Andrew when he gets tattooed. At least the design Andrew has chosen is a good one. It is one he drew himself. I have included it with this post.

What do you think about Andrew’s tattoo design? What do you think about tattoos? Are you thinking they are all right? They are ugly or what? What are your thoughts on tattoos?



wickedeasy 67F  
26791 posts
8/7/2006 10:19 am

i like the design too. now the motorcycle - scares me

i have two tattoos - got my first about 10 years ago so i was no child and my son designed it...a little devil with green high top sneakers and a marvelous grin. i got it because my grandfather had always told me i had "a bit of the devil in me" and he made it sound like such a wonderful thing.

my son who is 24 is fairly heavily tattoed. i wish he would stop and see how he feels at 30, but his body, his money and i can't stop him. some of his ink is quite beautiful (the more recent ones) and some of his stuff is clearly testosterone driven.

You cannot conceive the many without the one.


rm_PeanutJackie 36F
1286 posts
8/7/2006 10:53 am

BD I love the design. I think that is one he would not regret at all when he is older.

I have 2 tattoos. My first one I don't really regret, so to speak, but i wish i would have changed things about it when it was getting done. I think it could be fixed though. My second i do not regret at all and it turned out better than i had ever thought.

Make sure he sits on the design for awhile to make sure it is what he really wants, and make sure he visits the shop before getting it done. Talk with the artist about how it will be done, and make sure he asks any and all questions he may have.

"I am beautiful no matter what you say, words can't bring me down. So don't you bring me down today."


ButteryDelight 58F

8/7/2006 12:38 pm

    Quoting ShayeDK:
    I love tats!
    I have 3 and will get my 4th this week, (hopefully).
    I just think the tat needs to be something a person can live with for a long time!
    I like your son's design....
Thanks Shaye. Andrew says a cross with flames is one he can live with so it looks like that will be it. IF the tattoo artist can follow Andrew's design.

Buttery Delight


ButteryDelight 58F

8/7/2006 12:45 pm

    Quoting wickedeasy:
    i like the design too. now the motorcycle - scares me

    i have two tattoos - got my first about 10 years ago so i was no child and my son designed it...a little devil with green high top sneakers and a marvelous grin. i got it because my grandfather had always told me i had "a bit of the devil in me" and he made it sound like such a wonderful thing.

    my son who is 24 is fairly heavily tattoed. i wish he would stop and see how he feels at 30, but his body, his money and i can't stop him. some of his ink is quite beautiful (the more recent ones) and some of his stuff is clearly testosterone driven.
Well, we will see what happens after Andrew gets his tattoo. Any more tattoos are going to be paid for by him.

Buttery Delight


ButteryDelight 58F

8/7/2006 12:49 pm

    Quoting rm_PeanutJackie:
    BD I love the design. I think that is one he would not regret at all when he is older.

    I have 2 tattoos. My first one I don't really regret, so to speak, but i wish i would have changed things about it when it was getting done. I think it could be fixed though. My second i do not regret at all and it turned out better than i had ever thought.

    Make sure he sits on the design for awhile to make sure it is what he really wants, and make sure he visits the shop before getting it done. Talk with the artist about how it will be done, and make sure he asks any and all questions he may have.
Hi, PJ..welcome to my blog and thank you for posting a comment.

I hope he does ask his question, PJ. My husband is going with him and will ask if Andrew doesn't.

Buttery Delight


DizzyKittie81 35F

8/7/2006 6:25 pm

The design is awesome. I personally love tattoos and piercings though and lucky for me so does my mom, so i dont get the "why you wanna do that" from her. My sister is a great artist and has designed several. as many pick something she already drew, or design one for them, lucky me she designed the perfect one for me. of course its a cat LOL. just been to chicken to get it done lol

=^..^=


ButteryDelight 58F

8/7/2006 11:37 pm

    Quoting DizzyKittie81:
    The design is awesome. I personally love tattoos and piercings though and lucky for me so does my mom, so i dont get the "why you wanna do that" from her. My sister is a great artist and has designed several. as many pick something she already drew, or design one for them, lucky me she designed the perfect one for me. of course its a cat LOL. just been to chicken to get it done lol

    =^..^=

If Andrew survives his tattoo experience I may get one myself.

Buttery Delight


digdug41 49M

8/8/2006 1:06 am

BD I have nine of them but I didnt start to get my ink until I was in my mid twenties, as for the mototcycle I had one when I was andrews age and I enjoyed it until I wrecked it, being careless on it I'm lucky I never went down seriously the only thing andrew has to keep in mind when riding a motorcycle is that he has to watch out for every other driver around him because one false move on the part of another driver and it could be fatal, so awareness is paramount when riding.

roaming the cyber streets of blogland


ButteryDelight 58F

8/8/2006 11:05 pm

    Quoting rm_mzhunyhole:
    Looks very nice..I have none..but I love tattoos.
Thank you , MizHuny.

Buttery Delight


ButteryDelight 58F

8/8/2006 11:09 pm

    Quoting spunky11961:
    Well I have two and only regret the one with my soon to be exes name,but that can be fixed,I've had a couple bikes but not quit as young as Andrew,He does need to learn god judgement and self control if he wants to ride,But his tatoo design is really KOOL!
    ~spunky
That is why I worry , spunky. His judgement is not the best. He is a new driver and just starting out. *sigh*

We will see if he saves up the money for the motorcycle and then go from there.

Buttery Delight


ButteryDelight 58F

8/9/2006 6:57 am

    Quoting __JVT__:
    BD...you mentioned the one thing I always think about when I see a teen with a tattoo...is that something they are going to want when they are 50?

    As for the motorcycles...you know I work at a track that has motorcycle racing. I have helped load up a LOT of riders into ambulances with broken bones, concussions, etc.

    I will say this though...if those riders had not been wearing full leathers and helmets, their injuries would have been a LOT worse. I see kids riding their bikes wearing only shorts and flipflops, with their girlfriends on the back of the bike and I shake my head. They are just asking for serious pain.

    I have also seen a lot of riders lay a bike down and go sliding across the track and walk away unscathed. They wouldn't have been so lucky without the leathers and helmet though.

    Motorcycles are like any thing else...if you operate one with some common sense and respect them, generally you are ok.

    JVT
That's all true JVT. At least he didn't pick a really strange one.

and a BIP to you , JVT..lol


ButteryDelight 58F

8/9/2006 10:45 pm

    Quoting digdug41:
    BD I have nine of them but I didnt start to get my ink until I was in my mid twenties, as for the mototcycle I had one when I was andrews age and I enjoyed it until I wrecked it, being careless on it I'm lucky I never went down seriously the only thing andrew has to keep in mind when riding a motorcycle is that he has to watch out for every other driver around him because one false move on the part of another driver and it could be fatal, so awareness is paramount when riding.
wow..9 tattos. That's a lot.

I am hoping that if he gets a motorcycle, Andrew will be alert
.


ohcurious14 59M
1683 posts
8/10/2006 8:30 am

It's time for Buttery to get a tattoo too. LOL I admire you for stance on this.

What do you think about Andrew’s tattoo design? The desisn is typical and is tasteful.What do you think about tattoos? At 48, I just got my first one, Tazmanian Devil
Are you thinking they are all right? Sure. To each, their own. They are ugly or what? They are all unique.
What are your thoughts on tattoos? They are art, they are kewl.


ButteryDelight 58F

8/10/2006 10:49 am

    Quoting ohcurious14:
    It's time for Buttery to get a tattoo too. LOL I admire you for stance on this.

    What do you think about Andrew’s tattoo design? The desisn is typical and is tasteful.What do you think about tattoos? At 48, I just got my first one, Tazmanian Devil
    Are you thinking they are all right? Sure. To each, their own. They are ugly or what? They are all unique.
    What are your thoughts on tattoos? They are art, they are kewl.
lol. I have been thinking about getting a Butterfly tattoo. I just hope I don't regret it later.


fancy_for_you 40F
3014 posts
8/13/2006 3:13 pm

Buttery,

I happen to have 2 tattoos. One on my right mid thigh of a cowboy with the words "Cowboy Up" under his feet. It was my first. I got it because I always wanted a tattoo and I love cowboys so this way I will always have my cowboy. I must say though I need to have some more done to it though cause it looks like he is just suspended in mid air.

My second one is this cute little cartoon bumble bee holding a heart with "Fuzzy" under it. This is on my left upper arm/shoulder area. A lady I worked with was wearing this scrub top one day that had all these little bumble bees all over it and I had her sit down and I looked her all over and found one I liked. I took her with me to the tattoo shop after work and pointed out what bee I liked and the guy put it on my free-hand style....I absolutely love it. It turned out better than my first.

I do want more but right now money is an issue. Though should I ever get married I am doing an old Viking wedding tattoo. It's where you have a wedding band tattooed around your ring finger. The Viking used to do this back in old times instead of wearing a metal band so they didn't get their fingers riped off in the ship riggings. I have seen some pictures of Viking wedding bands and they can get very elaborate...covering not only the ring finger but trailing down across the palm and back of the hand.

Fuzzy

P.S. I never knew how strongly my parents felt about tattoos until after I got my second one. I was at a family reunion and a cousin asked my Dad what he thought of my tattoos and my Dad said he thought tattoos on a woman were ugly and stupid. He looked right at me when he said it too. My mother took it just how I thought she would....she slapped me and told me what a stupid rotten daughter I was and how disappointed she was in me.....the normal thing for anything I try.

~~Fuzzy~~


ButteryDelight 58F

8/13/2006 10:09 pm

    Quoting fancy_for_you:
    Buttery,

    I happen to have 2 tattoos. One on my right mid thigh of a cowboy with the words "Cowboy Up" under his feet. It was my first. I got it because I always wanted a tattoo and I love cowboys so this way I will always have my cowboy. I must say though I need to have some more done to it though cause it looks like he is just suspended in mid air.

    My second one is this cute little cartoon bumble bee holding a heart with "Fuzzy" under it. This is on my left upper arm/shoulder area. A lady I worked with was wearing this scrub top one day that had all these little bumble bees all over it and I had her sit down and I looked her all over and found one I liked. I took her with me to the tattoo shop after work and pointed out what bee I liked and the guy put it on my free-hand style....I absolutely love it. It turned out better than my first.

    I do want more but right now money is an issue. Though should I ever get married I am doing an old Viking wedding tattoo. It's where you have a wedding band tattooed around your ring finger. The Viking used to do this back in old times instead of wearing a metal band so they didn't get their fingers riped off in the ship riggings. I have seen some pictures of Viking wedding bands and they can get very elaborate...covering not only the ring finger but trailing down across the palm and back of the hand.

    Fuzzy

    P.S. I never knew how strongly my parents felt about tattoos until after I got my second one. I was at a family reunion and a cousin asked my Dad what he thought of my tattoos and my Dad said he thought tattoos on a woman were ugly and stupid. He looked right at me when he said it too. My mother took it just how I thought she would....she slapped me and told me what a stupid rotten daughter I was and how disappointed she was in me.....the normal thing for anything I try.
fuzzy,

welcome back to my blog. It's great to read your comments again.

i think the wedding band tat is cool. i have not heard of that practice.

my mama and father are dead. they both died in 2005 so i won;t have to face their disaproval when i get a tattoo.

Buttery Delight


rm_CuummDrop 49F
2591 posts
8/14/2006 8:34 am

BD... i finally made it.. lol You didn't say a peep about the tattoo... woooo hooooo how exciting for you!... Yes as a Mother i would be concerned, but i know a few tattoo artists in my area,, and as far as blood poisoning,,, if they are trained (not self taught).. all should be fine, everything is sterile, the needles.. and surgical gloves are worn, and it's a sterile enviroment.. (sort of)... Well everything around the area to be tattoo'd is sterile,,, some even use good ole' betadine solution to bathe the area down with... Never fear Mom... it's all gonna be okay,, he's just making his own space.. they all gotta do that..

kisses n' hugs,

me~c

Now won't last forever, so use it wisely~c


ButteryDelight 58F

8/14/2006 11:44 am

    Quoting rm_CuummDrop:
    BD... i finally made it.. lol You didn't say a peep about the tattoo... woooo hooooo how exciting for you!... Yes as a Mother i would be concerned, but i know a few tattoo artists in my area,, and as far as blood poisoning,,, if they are trained (not self taught).. all should be fine, everything is sterile, the needles.. and surgical gloves are worn, and it's a sterile enviroment.. (sort of)... Well everything around the area to be tattoo'd is sterile,,, some even use good ole' betadine solution to bathe the area down with... Never fear Mom... it's all gonna be okay,, he's just making his own space.. they all gotta do that..

    kisses n' hugs,

    me~c
yeah. I know things have changed since my brothers tattoed themselves in the army. I'll get over it.

well..Andrew gets his first, Then if he survives, i will get my tattoo.

*hugs, Wendy. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

Buttery Delight


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