This was my first tattoo. I got it almost 18 years ago. It was New Year’s Day. I had thought about it for a couple of years and then made the appointment. I was really hung over and spankin’ high. Turns out that’s not the best way to get inked. It hurt way more than I care to admit. It’s meaningful to me and others seem to relate to it. I’ve since gotten others and I know there’s more to come. Getting a tattoo, for me, is a way to bookmark certain times in my life. I kick it around for at least a year or more, then I find the artist. I’ll be getting another in Hawaii. I’ll be getting another in Maine. Others I have to continue kicking around for a year or two.
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