If I ever get a tattoo, which I’ve thought about a lot, I think I would have to get a butterfly in bright colors, pinks and maybe blues, and the date of my wedding 8-9-09. I love watching L.A. Ink and seeing the tattoos people get, hearing the stories of why… I always wanted a butterfly but after watching the show I’ve realized that it’s much more important to get a tattoo that really means something to me, and not just something fleeting that I might soon regret. So I have to think about if I really want to get a tattoo, and where on my body it would go, and who I would get to tattoo me.
Last year tattoos figured in my NaNoWriMo novel. Lily, my original main character, wants a tattoo of a Ferris Wheel to commemorate her father. Her mother Emily won’t let her get one. Months later, after Emily has finally started healing from Lily’s death, as well as her husband’s death years before, Emily ends up getting a tattoo for both of them, a Ferris Wheel with a lily on top in the center of the big circle. (I briefly thought about getting that tattoo myself in honor of my second NaNo win.) I even threw in a reference to LA Ink in my book – Emily’s tattoo is done by Hannah, who was my favorite tattoo artist on the show.
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