I’m pretty convinced that all Lesbians like or have Tattoos. When I sat down with the Ladies of Dykes on Bikes 3 out of 4 of them had Tattoos. Of Mirs and I’s group of friends I can only think of one that doesn’t have a tattoo-the majority of them have at least 2 and whenever I go out to a girl party I’m always checking out this girl or that girls tattoos to get an idea for my next tattoo.
Yup, I have tattoos, two to be exact. The first I got my senior year of high school. Being an October baby I was always older than everyone else in my class. I got my license first and drove to school as a sophomore even though driving to school was a privilege saved for upper classwomen. I was able to buy lottery tickets, cigarettes, and get a tattoo before anyone in my class. After I purchased my lottery ticket and because I didn’t and still do not smoke getting my tattoo was the next-best adult thing to do.
I leaved through the Toledo Bell phone book for tattoo parlors in my city and proceeded to call them all in hopes of finding the least expensive place in town (not a good idea) I went into the shop with my sister, flashed my new and shiny 18 year-old ID and flipped through the giant books of pictures until settling for the ____________. I showed the guy the picture and laid down on the seat and let him do his thing. About a half hour later I stood up and looked at my _________ and the ___________ I just had tattooed there and thought, “What the fuck was I thinking?!” I was mortified but went to school for the next week and proudly showed the girls in my class my new ink.
Now the only person who sees it is Mirs because she’s my girlfriend. No one knows what it is or has seen it and I only tell people if they can guess in 20 guesses. I will not tell any of you but it’s not amazing, at all. Let’s just say that this artist was about $30, he wasn’t familiar with black skin and light colors should never be put on black skin, ever.
My second tattoo I got about a year ago at New York Adorned in the East village. It cost me just under $100 for two small stars, one darker than the other to remind me of my parents. It’s on my right wrist and I plan on getting 4 more, 2 for my sister and I and another 2 for my nephews. I have to figure out a way to make them look cool rather than like a cluster of shooting stars or something equally tacky.
On the tattoo horizon I want to get a vintage bird cage on my right side and the bird on the other. I also want to get vintage cutlery on my left forearm and I am toying with the idea of an antique style bike (so gay) or an old camera…So how about you? Do you have any ink?