As a blogger, I've written about lots of different things on the internet over the past few years...but the topic of tattoos is one I've stayed away from. Tattoos are generally not "recommended" in the culture that I come from, and they can be such a hot button topic, and at the same time, such a personal issue, that it's been one topic that I've just had no interest in delving into online.
But now I'm putting aside any fears which I may have had to share our tattoo story.
See, it's been a joke for as long as we've been married that I have always encouraged Angel to get a tattoo that reads: Rachel's - the possessive form of my name.
Something about jokes that last for half a decade is that after a while they cease to seem quite as crazy as they did at first, and, for a while now, we've been really considering getting the tattoo done.
We checked out the cost of a one-color small tattoo from a local artist, and were surprised to find that it wasn't as much as we were expecting (I heard about lots of expensive tattoos back in my beauty school days). Angel stipulated that fair is fair, and upon reflecting that a couple tattoo is only really a couple tattoo if both members of the couple get it, I decided I was willing to go for it.
I mean, they always say not to get tattoos with a guy because if the relationship ends, you don't want a permanent reminder...but 6 years in, it's not like I could 'delete' this much of my life anyways, so there's not much chance anything could make me forget about Angel even on the off chance that I wanted to.
We wrote our own names in simple handwriting for the artist to copy:
And it actually wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. Given our jobs and the need for no visible tattoos, we both got it our our upper backs, so I won't be sharing photos of the actual tattoos, since I don't think blogs are the best place to show skin.
So, yeah, that's it. This post was kind of a hard one to write, but I wanted to share the unlikely story--I don't think of myself as the kind of person who would actually want to face the commitment of getting a tattoo. Happy April 1st!