I think it’s high time I got my 3rd tattoo. Having only two just feels– unbalanced. Plus after seeing David Simmer’s post on FB, and because kyle gets new ink like every week… It’s time.
Plus, winter is a good time to do it because you aren’t risking sun exposure and you aren’t swimming in pools, etc. So, I’ve revamped my focus.
The problem is– where to get it?
I have one on my left shoulder and one on my right calf/lower leg. These areas are easily covered in my work environment. I was thinking my third might go between my shoulder blades, with just a hint sticking up above the collar. Soooo rebellious, I know!
But if it’s on my back, I’ll never see it. And I don’t like that idea. So then where to put it? It has to be someplace that won’t sag over time, but is preferably visible to me, and isn’t white trashy….
So I really wants to ink my right forearm.
It’s a good location for what I’m thinking, and I’d see it. But so would everyone else during the summer months.
Why do I care so much what work thinks? Well– I do and I don’t. I mean, most of me wants to say “fuck you, it’s my body!” And I like the idea of being all “you don’t control me with your conservative views” to the republican establishment at work.
But I also don’t want to have to look for another job anytime soon.
That being said, I could still cover the ink with long sleeves, even when pushed up a bit.
I’m leaning toward an Arabic zoomorphic calligraphy design such as:
I want to have it on my arm, like so:
It goes with my current “text as ink” designs , and I find Arabic calligraphy to be very beautiful. It’s sorta tribal, but not. And I’ve been thinking if getting one of these Persian lions for several years now.
I also have an alternate idea though, for an otter:
It’s more Native American totem in design, but I have a great affinity for the creatures and when I’m in water, I play like they do.
So… Any thoughts from the crowd on this one?