Body vandalism or body art?

Posted on 13. Jan, 2011 by in Beauty, Featured, Health

I am a creative soul. I like to write short stories and poetry. I am a loner but very friendly. I love to be outside with friends and I love my “me” time. I have a few piercings and a few more tattoos. I’d like to have one of the latter removed.

I have 11 tattoos and I love almost all of them. The very first tattoo I got when I was just below the legal age to have ink work done on my body. I was, obviously, young and didn’t fully think it through before getting the work done. I was dating a guy at the time who thought it would be a good idea to have his name tattooed on my hip.

I thought it was a good idea too. I knew I wanted tattoos since I was a child, seeing my father with the many decorations he had all over his skin. I figured why not start with a tattoo for the guy I was in love with. HA! Boy, was that a bad decision; we broke up a few months later.

As I’ve said, I have many other tattoos and love the beauty of them. I think it makes my skin look all the more attractive and sexy with the designs I’ve chosen. I like the way the small of my back flows with the tribal work I have there. I enjoy the way people look and admire my arms when they see the art that covers them. Tattoos are my artwork and my body is my canvas.

Since that first dreadful tattoo, I’ve thought long and hard about each design and the spot it’s in before I had it inked on my skin. For the second and third tattoo I even used temporary decals to make sure I was happy with what the outcome would be before it was made permanent. I did not want to repeat that mistake ever again. Now I’m just as cautious; I’ve gotten a new tattoo about every year and I love them all.

I just need to get rid of that first one and I’ve made the appointment for my consultation with a cosmetic plastic surgeon to have cosmetic surgery to remove it. I’m nervous, not because of the pain but because I don’t know what the outcome will be. I’ve seen what tattoos look like for many years, but I’ve only seen a few people who have had them removed. Some looked great, some were less than appealing. I won’t know how it will look until it’s done. I can only hope for the best.

I never thought I’d be a candidate for cosmetic surgery. I was always the tattooed and pierced chick. My care about my appearance was more “how can I fit another tattoo there” rather than do I look pretty enough, at least in the conventional ways. I know I look pretty enough, I know I look darn good; and even with this awful tattoo, in a spot that hardly anyone sees, I am still a hot chick. But for my piece of mind, it cannot be gone soon enough; so here I sit, waiting and wishing for the time to speed by so that I can have a clean palette on my hip.

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