Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tattoo Freakout Elaboration

By request, I shall explain The Tattoo Crisis of 2009.

1. Get the needle jones as Bu &  I are wandering the aisles of Big Box Store doing ye olde Christmas spend orgy.

2. Convince the Bu that opening a thing in a package is WAY less fun than getting repeatedly stuck by buzzing needles.

3. Declare: This shall be a text tattoo about typography lust as well as the awesome literary quote I decide to use. Get shot down from the doors of perception, blah blah because The Doors cliche-ified Blake. Wrinkly my nose at the long, patriarchal passage from Steppenwolf.

4. Remember the great and lovely nursery rhyme I found in a Kingsolver book while pregnant, that inspired me to plop a Y into Shane's name so that Molly's middle name means beautiful in Yiddish.  Have w00t moment.


5. Begin to have cogs in brain turn thusly: Yiddish --> Jewish --> Tattoos Forbidden!!!zOMG!!!1!!!! --> Jews EVERYWHERE will die of anger at the meshuggeneh inked chick who has slandered their cherished faith.

6. Reality check from Lexie, who shrugs and suggests that unless I have a rabbi to impress I am a go for Yiddish song tattoo. She promises that many contemporary Jews actually have tattoos themselves. I feel like a dork because here in the low-rent WASPy hills, I have exactly one Jewish friend and he is adorably old school. He's also adorably adorable, but the crush boat sailed many years ago. Now he owns a convenience store/art gallery. Could you DIE?

So, the state of the ink right now is pondering whether I can orchestrate a bit of a hook up with regards to pricing a tattoo, and thinking of fonts to play with. And the Ganesha is still wobbling around its little metaphor placenta in my head awaiting the time of its birth. So.








4 comments:

  1. go for it!!!

    I want tattoos, lots of them but i cant pick one. i'm going to have to just go for it.

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  2. I love tatts. I will have two more this year I'm sure. I want a cupcake on one shoulder blade and a cookie on the other. As soon as I find an example of a good cookie tatt, I'll be on my way.

    I always wanted a tatt of part of the melody from the song I sang as a lullaby for my kids (Golden Slumbers by the Beatles) but was told that the lines in the bars of music would never look good so I gave up. I may have to revisit the idea one of these days.

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  3. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!! Paige, if musical bars can be pretty, I can do it. :D That's my favorite Beatles song. Very bittersweet- my mama sang it to me and it always makes me ache for her. Love and hugs to you!

    Dave- draw an idea out of a hat & get inked! Heh... they *are* as addictive as the multi-tattoed people always warn.

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  4. Glad to know I'm not alone in my deep and profound love of that song! Now I can't get my tatt ideas out of my head! Gonna have to google cookie tattoos now. *sigh*

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