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.