Posts Tagged ‘Tattoos’

To Be Fair, Some People Don’t Use Ink For That

June 8, 2021

From a conversation about the merits and drawbacks of tattoos:

All too often I’ve seen people ink their pain into their skin not to heal, but to ensure that it never heals.

The Trip (Part Two)

December 5, 2017

Before I move completely away from the topic of changes in air travel culture though, let me pause to give a shout out to the TSA agent who processed my paperwork on the other side of the country.  She was personable, professional, and had some of the finest inkwork on her arms that I have ever seen.

Just . . . Not Today

April 15, 2014

With that said, let me talk about tattoos.

In short, tattoos just aren’t for me. I can admire how a good tattoo can look great on some people, but I’m just not one of those people, and as the years roll by I feel I become less and less one of those people a tattoo would look good on, if you catch my meaning.

Recently though, I saw a gentlemen a few decades my senior showing off his full body tattoos and his (to my mind) comically overlarge piercings. Bluntly, I thought he looked ridiculous.

But you know what?

I would have thought he looked ridiculous like that if he was 20. His age didn’t have anything to do with it, so who knows?

Maybe someday I’ll get a tattoo after all.

Things Change, Things Stay The Same

August 21, 2013

It doesn’t happen every day, of course, but every once in a while, I see something that reminds just how interesting I find these current times.

Yesterday, for instance, I was stopped at a stop light near an elementary school right after school had let out.  Naturally, this meant hordes of children and their parents crossing the street in front of me, all under the protective gaze of a dedicated crossing guard.  While the clothing has varied over the years, the essential scene remains unchanged, that of a parent holding their young child’s hand as they cross the street, all the while the parent is patiently listening as their child prattles on about their day and/or how glad they are school is over.

Nothing brought this home to me more than watching one mother and son in particular.  She was clearly an active and busy young mother, as pleased to see her son as he was to see her, and relishing this small happy time they were getting to spend together.  You could have dressed them up in any number of costumes and the scene would have been the same, and for the purposes of the scene, it would have looked just as normal to see her dressed up as June Cleaver as what she was wearing, which were comfortable shoes and sweat pants, and a functional gray tank top.  Sometimes only the costumes change.

Mind you, I don’t think June had a tattoo on her upper arm with a skull and dagger motif like this mother did, but you know what?  It didn’t change the scene for me in the slightest, and who knows?

Maybe you just couldn’t see June’s tattoo for the dress she was wearing.

And Not Necessarily On Me

August 19, 2013

How is it that I can know how much printer ink is going to cost me, and still think, “The next time I spend that kind of money on ink, there’d better be a tattoo involved!”