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I watch too much TV . . . but sometimes the fare on cable is mesmerizing! And it beats the news by a long shot!
The other night, watching "America’s Worst Tattoo" I realized that of all the things I never did, not getting a tattoo was a good thing. In the two episodes I watched – transfixed – the tattoos people showed were unattractive, inappropriate or incompetently rendered. They wanted their tattoos covered up – the “new” designs were startling solutions.
Tattoos are as taboo for me, as piercing ears were for my mother – She about took gas when I had my ears pierced, by her sister-in-law. But now, the nicest people have chosen to commemorate events, dreams, or opinions by tattooing them discretely or blatantly. (Link to more than you might want to know – but read anyway)
My mother couldn’t convince me not to pierce my ears – any more than I could convince someone to avoid decorating their flesh with color and designs. But I can share two warnings --
· Think before you ink! ~Author Unknown
· Women, don't get a tattoo. That butterfly looks great on your breast when you're twenty or thirty, but when you get to seventy, it stretches into a condor. ~Billy Elmer – comedian
And finally – just thinking about the reality of skin that is losing a wee bit of elasticity:
· When you make a mistake, admit it; learn from it and don’t repeat it. (Bear Bryant)