The first one is your typical college girl "tramp stamp" on my mid-back. I like to think it's less tramp and more class though...it helps me sleep at night. I always said I would only get a tattoo if it was truly something meaningful. Something I wouldn't look back on in 10 years and go WTF?! My junior year of college we did a class fundraiser to raise money for our board exams. One of my classmates was Japanese and thought t-shirts with the character for "tooth" on them would be perfect to sell to all the fellow dental and dental hygiene students. The t-shirts were pretty awesome, in a dorky dental school kinda way, and I thought the Japanese symbol would make a perfect tattoo. So when my bestie was going to get one for her 21st birthday I decided to take the plunge. As far as the whole Asian character tattoo trend goes...I think mine is pretty sweet. Way cooler than "love" or "peace" or some other cliche thing. (No offense to anyone out there who went that route)
Everyone always talks about the pain of lower back tattoos...while it's not something I would want to experience 24/7...for the 20 minutes it took, it wasn't so bad. Obviously it didn't scar me for life because 2 years ago I got my second. My hubs has 5...maybe 6 tattoos and was dying to get another. I poo-poo'd the full body pin up girl but did agree to a small, tasteful Block "O" in honor of our favorite football team. In helping him find a good example, I decided I wanted one too. Call it boyfriend/girlfriend bonding. So for his 25th bday, that's what we did. They are both on the inside of our right ankles. Mine is a much more petite, girly version. I love it! Unlike my first one, this one I can actually see on a regular basis. People notice it and comment on it all the time. Surprisingly I get a lot of "is that real or one of those temporary face tattoos?" Yeah. Cause in the middle of the summer I'm going to pay homage to the buckeyes with a temp tattoo...on my ankle. Idiots. The pain factor on this one was about the same. My hubby however said it was the worst out of all the ones he'd had done. Big ole wuss! Good thing I'm the one with the vag and ute or we'd never have kids!I said after that one I was done, but it's been a few years now and I occasionally get the tattoo bug. I don't have anything in mind right now so only time will tell if there's anymore ink in my future.
So how about all of you?? Any mystery tattoos out there?