As I have explained before, the middle of the night awakenings can lead to some funny conversations between BC and me. About a week or so ago, as we began one of our midnight musings, the subject of tattoos came up. Tattoos have become a "sign of the time".
During our early years, the only tattoos you saw were on ex-sailors or someone of a rather rough background. Today-it is more rare to NOT see tattoos on people. How do you decide what you want to tattoo and how do you decide where you are going to put it? Let's face it you are going to be looking at it FOREVER. Well depending upon where you put it! I think some might disappear with time or perhaps you will loose the ability to see them-depending upon their placement.
At any rate, we started laughing about what we would have tattooed on us and where we would place it. I think we were in agreement that it would have to be placed in a discreet spot. No angel on our shoulder or butterfly on our backs. It probably would not be a good idea to have a heart with someones name in it-you know you might "Heart" someone different one day. When I looked this up on line-I found that butterflies are the most popular tattoo for women. Now I LOVE butterflies and grow flowers that attract them. Perhaps a well placed butterfly would not be so bad.
We then started thinking about what happens to your skin and body with age. The poor butterfly could become a distorted pre-historic looking creature. One wing higher than the other and a sagging antenna on one side. Your "Body Art" could turn into a "Vaudeville Comedy Show".
And then we ended our chat, with what the mortician would say when they discovered the hidden "Art" and what it had turned into. Can't you just hear them? "HARRY, COME HERE! YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE WHAT SHE HAS ON HER REAR!"
The night ended with, "You go first and I will too." YEAH RIGHT-THAT'S GONNA HAPPEN!
Post Script- MOMMMA IS ROLLING IN HER GRAVE FOR ME EVEN MENTIONING THIS!