Teeny Tiny Tattoo

 A couple of years ago, I did something bold, out of my comfort zone, unexpected – and yes- bad ass.

My sister, my cousin and I decided to get branded together. Tattoos all around!  And because we’re wild and matchy matchy – we all wanted the same thing.  We worked for months to find the image – and agreed on 3 stars. (I’m sure I thought of it. I always think of it. Don’t tell them that.)

The stars would represent the 3 of us (is what I told them). The stars would represent my family (is what I told my husband and kids).  You probably live a life of honesty, without lies and deception, good for you.

So we went to this hardcore, dark, gritty tattoo place in a strip mall next to a Subway and got them. Then we went to a nice mexican restaurant and had guacamole. Sorry – where was I…

They both decided to get them on the back of their shoulder. I went with my right foot.

Whenever I tell this story – people get really excited – and then there’s the inevitable letdown.  It’s small people.  My tattoo is really small, but it’s exactly what I wanted.  And, by the way, I’ve seen people with tattoos this small.  Tell me you’ve never seen a teardrop by someone’s eye? A gang symbol you say? Hmm.

Once in a while I’ll catch someone with a bigger tattoo (that’s everyone else with a tattoo) giving me the stank eye. It’s like I’m in a yacht race in a canoe.  Whatever. It still counts.

I’m thinking about getting another one, and who knows, it may be even smaller than this one.


For your protection I didn’t photography my whole foot.  I’m between pedicures and also my foot looks like a paddle.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Expert of None!
    May 03, 2012 @ 07:04:03

    Great post! Love your sense of humor! 🙂


  2. Kerry's Organized Chaos
    May 03, 2012 @ 08:21:53

    Love it! I did the tattoo at 32 thing. My husband thought I was nuts. I love it. I want to add to it! I have three friends I go out with monthly. Two of us are trying to convince the other two to do group tattoos. Bad asses unite!


  3. DeeDee
    May 03, 2012 @ 08:52:09

    I cannot believe that you have crossed…the well known LINE! Crossed over to the dark side… and to boot you can’t just erase it….. I am thouroughly shocked and I’m telling!!!…What’s your mom’s number?


  4. smilesandhappiness
    May 03, 2012 @ 09:34:46

    Haha funny post, I do love your tattoo, I’m not fond of large tattoos on girls, but small ones I love! (and maybe in the future have some courage to get one myself)


  5. Jim Neumar
    May 04, 2012 @ 04:12:27

    U 2 funny


  6. coffeepoweredmom
    May 04, 2012 @ 10:40:16

    Nice! I have three tattoos, and my smallest one is about the size of a twoonie. That’s right, a Canadian $2 coin. I could also say…a Powerade bottle cap? I’m trying to rework one of them into something more girly and beautiful. Something to include my children on.


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