The other night I went into a north Dallas suburb to be with my close friend Rose as she got her first tattoo. I was the 'documenter' and photographer of the event. Rose and I chatted while she was getting inked.
She was really surprised about how many of her friends (in the 'burbs) were giving her grief about the tat. I really did think that tats were very mainstream now-a-days. It is a "must have' for hipsters at least! And it wasn't as if she was getting bizarre ink on her face!
Rose is Native American and this is the name of her tribe. The tattoo artist did a great job of the design from all the ideas she had and what she had envisioned. I really like it! It made that old 'itch' for more ink start again in me.
She finally caught on to my subtle hints that this was just her first tattoo. She laughed and told me that this will be her only tat. I smiled knowingly as I know how addictive they are.
How do y'all feel about tats? Mainstream, too mainstream now or taboo?