Daily Prompt: Tattoo….. You?

Do you have a tattoo? If so, what’s the story behind your ink? If you don’t have a tattoo, what might you consider getting emblazoned on you skin?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us PERMANENT.

Impressions of September monthly market in Solothurn

“My angel, I love you” – no I do not think so, the problem being that you would have to carry a tattoo forever, and Mr. Swiss might start wondering who I mean. At our age you do not have tattoos, you just admire the tattoos belonging to others, or do you?

It must be around ten years ago when tattoos were in. Everyone had one. I suggested to Mr. Swiss a tattoo, with the words “Mrs. Angloswiss, Mr. Swiss forever”, in blue, surrounded by a heart in red. Somehow he did not seem to be keen on the idea. Did he no longer love me, did he have another? None of this, he just said at his age he does not go for tattoos any more, they just look stupid-.

I was really thinking about it, thought it would look good. I remember at the time that son No. 2’s girlfriend had a small tattoo; I think it was something Chinese, but can no longer remember. Before I began to search on the index in Internet for a tattoo emporium in our little market town, Mr. Swiss said “don’t think about it”. The man is a mind reader, but after 46 years of marital bliss life, I suppose he knows how my mind works. No problem, I know how his works too, so it was no surprise.

“Just a little butterfly on the right shoulder blade, or perhaps a snake curled around my upper arm. I could have your name engraved with a Swiss cross next to it” I said thinking that if it was patriotic he might agree.

I was overflowing with spectacular ideas, knowing how I would be admired, especially in summer where wearing sleeveless dresses.

“No, definitely not, It might look good now, but how will it look in ten years?” was his cool calculated answer. I always admire him for his down to earth ideas, always attempting to bring me back to reality.

I decided perhaps it would not be such a good idea and it might bring about a dysfunction in the Angloswiss household. I still somehow miss my butterfly or snake. On the other hand they are no longer fashionable and I must admit I rarely see golden oldies with a tattoo. Perhaps I might see more scars left behind after having them removed.

I must admit I had a quick glance at other entries already submitted for this prompt and this promises to be a super prompt. Everyone is proudly showing photos of their eternal skin engravings, or talking about them and I am just missing out on it. I would love to be part of the club, showing an elaborate Chinese dragon in three colours covering my back, or perhaps a surrealist illustration, something on the lines of Salvador Dali, with clocks hanging over tree branches. A skull tattoo would be impressive, on a shoulder blade, I am sure it would be the envy of all golden oldies that I know.

“Where did you get that? It is very original.”

my golden oldie colleagues would say “I want one too”. I crossed out the last sentence, as this might not be the case.

Is this risk free? With my luck I would probably have blood poisoning, or the engraver might have a shaky hand and suffer from dyslexia. I notice no-one talks about suffering when the engraving is done, but when it has to be removed, there are many negative remarks and I saw a few nasty illustrations on Internet of what could happen.

I decided to stay as I am. Smooth peachy skin with a few small blemishes caused by the aging process, but nobody is perfect. I am tattoo free and will now visit today’s daily prompt entries to see what I have missed.

Daily Prompt: Tattoo…… You?

Tattooed Pingbacks

  1. Daily Prompt: Tattoo…You? | Under the Monkey Tree
  2. Tattoos | Kate Murray
  3. Port Cullis | alienorajt
  4. What I Think Of Tattoos | The Jittery Goat
  5. Family & Faith | Active Army Wife
  6. My Ink, My Story | Finale to an Entrance
  7. Tattoo… You? | Relax
  8. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | A Mixed Bag
  9. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | Awl and Scribe
  10. My First Tattoo | Steve Boer Photography
  11. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | Olivia May Photography
  12. Should you Tattoo? | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  13. Permenant | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  14. Daily Prompt: Tattoo…..You? | Steve Says….
  15. Tattoos, A big No-No | A mom’s blog
  16. The Accidental Tattoo | A Buick in the Land of Lexus
  17. INK can’t Hide me ! | Dreams to Reality !
  18. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | timzauto…. in search of the blond haired kid
  19. Daily Prompt:Tatto…..You? | Motherhood and Beyond
  20. Tattoo — You? | Flowers and Breezes
  21. Daily Prompt: Proudly Inked | One Starving Activist
  22. A tattoo! Or two…or three… | wordsandotherthings
  23. Tattoo. | Bullet holes in the wall
  24. Tattoo… Me! | Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me
  25. Body and Soul: of mundane miracles and secular sacraments | Muddy River Muse
  26. Tattoos….You? That is the question. | Kansa Muse
  27. Tatted Up! | meanderedwanderings
  28. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | Everyday Adventures
  29. Who Needs a Tattoo? I’ve Got A Blog!
  30. Sunday Confessions | Cheri Speak
  31. Kissing the sky. | Inside of love
  32. To Be Continued… | Charron’s Chatter
  33. The tattoo that I have, and the ones I want | And I write
  34. Tattoos | Mountains or Molehills
  35. Daily Prompt: Tattoo’s the Diverse Art | Bowl of Rice
  36. Ink’d | A Room of One’s Own
  37. A Mark For Life | annezheng
  38. On Tattoos | Not the Family Business!
  39. Tattoo? – One Day | My Play Nook
  40. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | Basically Beyond Basic
  41. How and Why I Decided To Get Inked | noinpart
  42. Skin Deep | All work and quite a lot of play
  43. Tattoo….You? | The Nameless One
  44. Permanent ink. | Simple Heart Girl
  45. DAILY PROMPT: TATTOO — ME! PHOENIX RISING! | SERENDIPITY
  46. Tattooed Memories… | Haiku By Ku
  47. Daily Prompt: Love Never Lasting | Morrighan’s Muse
  48. The Lover’s Kiss | unaware but underlined
  49. Impermanence | vic briggs
  50. The Boob Report – Tits for Tats | Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride
  51. Daily Prompt: Tattoo…You? | Poetry
  52. Tattoo….You? | Trina’s North Germany
  53. Get your tattoo here | tjbarkerseattle
  54. My Forest | unaware but underlined
  55. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | Red Herrings
  56. Tattoo | Lori’s Life and Other Stuff
  57. To Tattoo or Not to Tattoo?…..(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations
  58. Sword – The Tatoo | Thoughts
  59. My Tattoo Changed My Life | Notes by Natalie
  60. Permanent PROOF | unaware but underlined
  61. Daily Prompt: Tattoo……You? | Sorrowful Decay
  62. Daily Prompt: Tattoo…. You? | SIM | ANTICS
  63. Tattoos. Body Art or Body Damage? | Mr. Johnson’s Blog
  64. Tattoo or not tattoo? | Tales of a slightly stressed Mother!
  65. Mince and tatties | Land of Dope and Tories
  66. 1.12 Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | Family, Photos, Food & Craft
  67. Tattoo…You? | My Conscious Self
  68. Daily Prompt: Tattoo You? | BulgingButtons
  69. Tons Of Little Tattoos, BIG Meanings | unaware but underlined
  70. Time for a – Tattoo? Who? Me? | Words ‘n Pics
  71. You Have a Tattoo? « disappearinginplainsight
  72. Daily Prompt – Tattoo…You? | The Wittering Wallflower
  73. Daily Prompt: Tattoo You | An almanac for concerned citizens and boysenberry jam fans
  74. Permanent | The Magic Black Book
  75. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You | Off The Beaten Path (Being Silly in the City)
  76. If I Chose Tattoes | mycookinglifebypatty
  77. Gilded Warrior
  78. Daily Post: Tattoo | Mac’s Blog
  79. Tattoo! | MissEmilyMarie23
  80. Never | Life is great
  81. Prompt: Tattoo | E aos 30…
  82. Why the random posts | Jarime’s Blog
  83. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | jane sleeps here
  84. Daily Prompt : Tattoo …. Me? | LoudThoughtsVoicedOut
  85. Daily Prompt: Tattoo…You? It’s in the Stars. | Mommy Problems
  86. An Unfading Commitment | .:Lani’s Summer in Rain
  87. Inked Up: Passion, not Profession | Blagoevgrad Narrates
  88. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | White Girl In A Dupatta
  89. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You?, Or: Blank Skin, Too Many Choices! | polymathically
  90. The Permanent To-Do-List | Holoholo Girls
  91. Daily Prompt: Taurus Tattoo
  92. “The Daily Prompt | Tattoo…You”, Or Rosie has a change of opinion on the subject of ink | Rosie Writes…
  93. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | GG’s World
  94. Inked. | FadingSunlight
  95. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | The Blogging Path
  96. Imprinted. | kazenomachihe
  97. The Art of Choosing Ink | The Silver Leaf Journal
  98. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | Hear Em Rant Oft
  99. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | jennsmidlifecrisis
  100. Memories Made of Ink and Skin | So This Is Writing?
  101. Tangled Branches | loveletterstoaghost
  102. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | adorablyobnoxious
  103. Tattoo… You? | my random kind of life
  104. Daily post: Who, me? Yep | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  105. My would be tattoo | Kawanee’s Korner
  106. Tattoo (Today’s Daily Prompt) | Walking the Widow’s Path
  107. Defined in Ink | A.C. Melody
  108. Strength | Daily Prompt | Word Disorder
  109. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….. You? « J Elyzabeth’s Blog
  110. Meaning in Ink | Write here, Joel.
  111. Tattoo unites a departed family | Outreach
  112. Thoughts of a Tattoo | A Weary Mind
  113. Permanent | Andy’s Thinktank
  114. Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | Nola Roots, Texas Heart
  115. In light of earlier tattoo talk | HERESY, ECSTASY, AUGUSTASY
  116. The Girl With The Horsey Tattoo – Lipstick and Lithium

17 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Tattoo….. You?

  1. Pingback: On Tattoos | Not the Family Business!

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  4. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Tattoo You? | BulgingButtons

  5. As long as people think about why, what and how painful it is to remove it- I don’t have a problem with tattoos. I have considered a sleeve but thinking about my future and the rest of my life I would never do it.
    But I will most likely get a new tattoo at some point.

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  6. Pingback: Time for a – Tattoo? Who? Me? | Words 'n Pics

  7. Pingback: If I Chose Tattoes | mycookinglifebypatty

  8. I never had a big urge to get a tattoo but I’ve admired many I’ve seen. About those Chinese caligraphy ones – amazingly people get them and don’t have any idea what they mean! When I was blogging my own answer to this prompt I found a company that sells a do-it-yourself tattoo tool. Now that’s a truly frightening thought.

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  9. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Tattoo….You? | GG's World

  10. Pingback: What I Think Of Tattoos | The Jittery Goat

  11. Pingback: The Art of Choosing Ink | The Silver Leaf Journal

  12. Pingback: Tattoo… | Life as a country bumpkin...not a city girl

  13. Pingback: DAILY PROMPT: HEAR NO EVIL NOR EVEN GOOD | SERENDIPITY

  14. I know this prompt was earlier in the month, but I’ve loved perusing through the posts. Yours was especially delightful because it could have been my husband and I having the same conversation. It was our intent to have “his and her” tatoos on our first wedding anniversary. Twenty two years later, we are still trying to pick a design 🙂
    Love your writing!

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