Cody & I took these at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, and if you are ever in the area, this place is worth checking out. It is obviously a huge portion of land and is beautiful, but it also has a history behind the family who once lived here, and I seriously live for things like that! Supposedly, the movie Blood Diamond is slightly based on the family. And not to get creepy, but one of the kids of the parents was shot and killed in a wing of the house, and being who I am, I obviously had to look it up and read about the story. Every time I find out something creepy about a place, Cody jokes that I become a detective haha. I can spend hours looking up and reading stories about things like this.
Now for the second half of today’s post: I did get a tattoo, and it reads “CMH,” my Cousin Christopher’s initials. I have 2 other small tattoos that are barely even noticeable, but I have known for 6 years I wanted to get this exact one and in this exact spot. My mom is NOT a fan of tattoos, which I know many people aren’t, as they can appear to be “trashy.” But I don’t think a tattoo appears trashy unless the person acts and dresses that way. If you carry yourself in a classy way, then I don’t think it comes off as anything negative.
I got my first one when I turned 20, and it was a heart on my wrist. I say “was” because it’s only partially there now lol. My mom just about died when I came home and showed her, and she begged me to get it removed. (Fr starters, removal does not cost an arm and a leg for something so small, but it DOES hurt much worse than getting an actual tattoo! lol.) I started the removal process about a year ½ later, and then got over it because they told me it would take 2 sessions, when I had done 6 and it was still there. Everyone always asks why, since it’s so small, but I did it for my mom, and you have no idea how happy she was when I agreed. lol. She’s even fine with it being just partially there because in person you literally cannot see it unless you look for it. Now it’s just a funny story with my parents. Anyway, my mom would text me weekly asking me to consider it, and then one day wrote me a 2 page letter about it and stuck it in my suitcase before I left to San Diego one weekend (LOL!) She just hated that it was in such a visible spot and feared that I’d never get a job because of it… Even though I work in the entertainment industry, and it is totally not a big deal to anyone here. My manager at my PR job has a sleeve of tattoos, and every single dancer I know that I audition and work with, has at LEAST one. If I were a nurse or a school teacher, then it would be a different story. Oh, and the second one is a cross on my foot, which my parents also weren’t to thrilled about, but it blew over in 2 minutes, and now my mom actually (semi) likes it, . With the new one, I called my mom to tell her, which I was so nervous about, and I explained to her how it’s very small, and how she didn’t even notice it when she saw me last. Then I sent her a picture of it and she just said “K! Still hate it!!!” haha.