When I was but a teenager, all I wanted was a tattoo of a Gibson Les Paul guitar on my arm.
I was a rocker and darn proud of it.
As I grew older, I was pretty glad that I didn’t get that guitar because I knew it would affect my job opportunities as well as my luck with the opposite sex.
I started thinking of getting a tattoo, but in a more discreet location.
I thought of maybe some sort of Asian or Celtic symbol, or even a depiction of a religious or famous figure, but I never got around to doing it. There was just something inside me that knew I would regret whatever design I had chosen. After all, I knew I would have regretted that beautiful guitar tattoo.
I do, however, still look longingly in the windows of tattoo parlors. All the brave souls inside with the ability to commit to something that I never could. Perhaps one day I will be as brave as all of them.
In the meantime, I have decided on doing something of a trial run with a tattoo. I went looking online and found a few sites – Chopper Tattoos was the best one I found – and found some great designs. I am taking a few of these and creating temporary tattoo designs that I can put on and wash off if I don’t like them.
Generally speaking, temporary tattoo designs are pretty hard to find online, so I was really pleased when I found this site. I can take these designs and create temporary tattoos. If I like them, I can have them turned into real, permanent tattoos. If I decide they aren’t for me, I can scrub them off. Maybe I’ll never get the real tattoo, but I’ll have a lot of fun trying to decide on one.