Not long ago, I went on a tattoo bender.
My sister, ever the enabler, took me to tattoo shops in Reno and in the span of less than 2 years I went from ZERO tattoos to FIVE tattoos.
Then I stopped (in large part because I got cellulitis from my last tattoo) and since then no artist has added any ink to my body.
My SON, on the other hand, opted to get a tattoo to reflect his love of the United States of America.
As is practice in our family, he enlisted the help of my sister to get his tattoo:
Now personally I WOULD NEVER get this kind of a tattoo.
But I love the ink on him and I must say, despite the unusual location of the tattoo (on the back of his forearm), it suits him well.
He is BEYOND happy with his tattoo and I imagine that it’s the first of many that he will get.
And clearly he’s not afraid of his tattoos showing, like I am.
My hips, ankle, foot and shoulder blade are tattooed and all of them can be hidden, if need be.
I think, given his current occupation of soldier, that it’s a pretty neat tattoo to get.
At least he didn’t accidentally get a polyamory tattoo on his shoulder.