So my husband is a tattoo tire-kicker. Do you know what I mean? He likes talking about tattoos, looking at tattoos, researching artists and making grand statements about what he wants to put on his skin. Meanwhile he doesn’t have a spot on him – unless freckles count.
note: This is not my husband’s back – although this is a very nice back so if it’s yours – good on ya!
Over the years and especially recently he has watched me ramp up my tattoo collection. He has cheered from the sidelines and graciously said nothing when I told him how much those 2 sleeves were likely to cost (although he did say something about getting a KTM dirt bike to “make it even”).
note: This is not my husband’s bike. Although he wishes it was very very much. (hint hint KTM people)
I try to encourage him. I point out that Guy Aitchison
is in Oregon a mere 6 hours away and is taking clients for a special weekend – but my husband can’t decide on a design.
I say “let’s just email Jose Lopez
and see what the waiting list looks like” – no dice.
Or how about London Reeves?
His work is really varied – he could totally hook you up. Silence.
I am starting to think he doesn’t really want a tattoo after all. Well, that’s not fair. He does want a tattoo – it just has to be the best tattoo ever by the best tattoo artist ever – so yeah, no pressure, right?
Here are few ideas I have for him – all of which have been rejected.
Sure it would require about 100 hours of work but Alex Grey is worth it!
And my personal favorite…
Because sometimes a tattoo that makes you say “What the Fuck” is worth it’s weight in gold – and is a great conversation starter (or ender…)
So I continue to color myself in and he continues to look on admiringly from the sidelines – his acres of white skin gleaming and unmarked. And you know what? It’s cool with me. It really is. I’ve waited tables off and on for years and I am always fascinated by the couples that are on opposite ends of the spectrum.
The vegan and the carnivore – rare, bloody steak
and the tofu scramble surprise.
Elbow to elbow at the same table and getting along just fine, thank you very much.
You know what they say – opposites attract, right?
What about you? Do you have some tattoo tire kickers in your life? Are you one? It’s all good – ink looks great even from the sidelines – and of course those of us with tattoos like it – not make that love it – when you check out our ink!!