My friend recently revealed her someday-tattoo design, and I think it’s brilliant: Luther’s rose!
Gorgeous. Beautiful. WIsh you were here. It’s perfect because it is completely representative of all the reasons I love her: It’s colorful and stylishly intricate, but not too busy; it’s a lifelong symbol of her commitment to her faith; and it’s just that much offbeat. Why settle for a cross or a fish when you can have something very specific to your beliefs and sense of tradition?
Ok. So we have the design. So now the questions is: Where should it go?
Me: “Oh yeah, I’ve had a tattoo for years.”
Friend: “Really? I didn’t know that!”
Clearly impressed by this previously unknown wild side of my nature.
But really, I think the importance of placement is more a matter of practicaility. If you do stage work or teach or work in some offices, the ankle, wrist, back of neck, forearm, and bicep are all going to be a pain when you have to try to bandage/DermaBlend them every day/night. And what about when your body decides it’s time for a geographic shift? Or suppose one is asked to attend a state occasion one day? Clearly the shoulder blade is out since it limits your dress options amongst the less liberally minded mucky-mucks.
That’s why I got mine on my hip, see?