DD's birthday present to herself

  1. [font=book antiqua]i took dd to a tattoo parlor this morning and held her hand while she got her first tattoo. she was so excited she was jumping up and down in the parking lot. right before it started she was nervous and trembling. by the end of the two and a half hour session my hand was numbified, my arm had bruises and nail marks, and i would have had bite marks had i not drawn the line at teeth with braces. this child wanted to have 5 tattoos in the near future. inside of fifteen minutes she was muttering "i'm an idiot.......i'm a total idiot....."

    [font=book antiqua]i do believe her daddy and i tried to tell her that very same thing.........we both tried to tell her it would be better to start with a small one, but nooooo, she wanted one across the small of her back. she wanted me to take pictures to record this experience for all prosperity, but she wouldn't let go of my hand so all i could get except for the first and last one were closeups!



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  3. by   Joe NightingMale
    Ouch! Across the small of the back must be pretty painful!

    It looks like nice work though.
  4. by   jmgrn65
    wow I would have started out with a small one. What made you and DH decide to let her have the tat. I thought i remeber a big discussion about not letting her. (just curious)
  5. by   RNfromMN
    This makes me smile . The pic with the caption, "I'm an idiot!" was exactly how I remember feeling when I got my first tattoo - at 18 y.o., of course. Mine's a lot smaller, though. I hadn't told anyone I was going to do it & the first person I went to go show was my grandmother. She loved it & was oohing & aahing all over it, then she said, "Oh, that's so cute - now, when does that wash off?" And one of my aunts, who has a very small tattoo on her shoulder, said, "Oh, Jess, that's very cute. But you're going to regret it." Well, I've had it for over 10 years now & I still don't regret it.

    Your daughter's going to have a blast showing that off around school
  6. by   TazziRN
    Quote from jmgrn65
    wow i would have started out with a small one. what made you and dh decide to let her have the tat. i thought i remeber a big discussion about not letting her. (just curious)
    [font=book antiqua]we had always told her no, that she would have to wait until she turned 18. we both hoped that she would outgrow the desire, but she didn't. then i said that if she really wanted one that badly i would take her to a studio run by an acquaintance....i know her ethics so i knew dd would be safe there. we tried to talk her into a small one, but this design was the one she really wanted. her thinking was that if it hurt so bad she never got another one, at least this way she would have the one her heart was set on.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Taz - I just showed my own 18 year old daughter your photos. "Cool".

    We told her she couldn't have one while living at home - she is a senior in high school right now. We did let her get a nose ring - one on the side of her nose. (I think it is ugly but what do I know?).

    I'm sure as soon as she moves out she'll go get one . . . . .you are a good mom to go with your dd . .. . I'll be praying my dd decides against it but if she does want one, I'll be praying I'm brave enough to see me daughter tattooed for life.

    I'm 50, I lived through the rebellion of the late 60's and early 70's. Our mantra was "Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll" . . . . .and I still don't like tattoos and piercings. Especially the permanence of tattoos. And the "art" of tattoo . . . .I've said it before but if I was in an art gallery and saw a painting on the wall of tattoo art, I would not buy it.

    Ok - I've fussed enough . ... oh, I thought it was really funny that your daughter wears her shorts with the tag out too. THAT is another thing that drives me crazy about my dd . . . . .rolling the waistband down so the tag sticks out . . ."its more comfortable mom".

    steph
    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Sep 24, '07 : Reason: typo
  8. by   bethin
    i really like it.

    when i got my first at 18, i was sitting in the chair while the artist was preparing ink and needles. he's ready and he asks me one last time "are you sure?" i waver, because my parents had no idea and i could only think of what my conservative catholic parents would think of me mutiliating my body (their words). finally i said "why the hell not? it's not like they can kick me out of the house."

    yikes, spoke too soon. didn't speak to my parents for ~6 months after this. huge fight over the tattoo and because i wasn't going to church weekly and i had taken a plunge with my bf at the time - abusive, controlling drug dealer (now a lawyer). didn't help that i reminded them that i was an adult and if they never spoke to me again then that was ok - i think my exact words were "if you loved me, you would realize this is who i am." i said that as i walked out the door.

    but, i'm glad that you are open enough of a mother to realize that you're daughter is an adult, and while you may not like it (or you may, i don't know) you support her. and, my parents and i patched things up once i filed for an annulment after i came to my senses.
  9. by   leslie :-D
    wow.

    happy birthday, jess.

    leslie
  10. by   TazziRN
    Quote from stevielynn
    i thought it was really funny that your daughter wears her shorts with the tag out too. that is another thing that drives me crazy about my dd . . . . .rolling the waistband down so the tag sticks out . . ."its more comfortable mom".

    steph
    [font=book antiqua]actually the tag popped out when the artist pulled the waistband down to lay the pattern. dd does wear her pants lower than i like, but she doesn't roll the waistband.
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    [font=book antiqua]when she first started wearing her pants down low a few years ago i kept yanking them up. she pulled them down. i yanked up. finally , in frustration, she yelled, "mom, they're call 'hip-huggers' for a reason!!"
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    [font=book antiqua]hubs told her very calmly, "if you don't pull them up when she tells you to, i'll turn them into booby huggers."
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from tazzirn
    [font=book antiqua]actually the tag popped out when the artist pulled the waistband down to lay the pattern. dd does wear her pants lower than i like, but she doesn't roll the waistband.

    [font=book antiqua]when she first started wearing her pants down low a few years ago i kept yanking them up. she pulled them down. i yanked up. finally , in frustration, she yelled, "mom, they're call 'hip-huggers' for a reason!!"

    [font=book antiqua]hubs told her very calmly, "if you don't pull them up when she tells you to, i'll turn them into booby huggers."
    :d your husband sounds like my husband.

    the rolled down shorts with the tag showing has been all the rage here for a few years . .. even the girls volleyball team rolls their shorts. drives me crazy (obviously).

    steph

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