Sometime after I had my first and only tattoo done, I noted to myself that I don’t want to go down that “wanting just to want” spiral that’s so easy to get caught up in. So I backed away from hurried instincts to get a second and gave any concept the same challenges that my first tattoo had to meet: a) I need to immediately feel at ease with it and b) I need to wait six months to see if I am still just as eager to get it. Welp, not only was that criteria never met again but I also just kind of… got over it. My first tattoo, I still love. I forget it’s even there sometimes but I'm still happy when reminded of it. Its natural tones and photo realistic portrayal of feathers and a pink rose are hard to hate but more importantly, it commemorates my mom. Obviously, that sentiment won’t ever fade.
I love the look of tattoos though and I don’t have too much of a poser complex so I’m really digging the temporary ones now. Actually, I think they’re a great way to pay homage to an artist or designer whose work you admire without turning it into a lifetime commitment. Also, they can be beautifully decorative and with the temporary factor mixed in, they’re more like mani/pedis for your skin.