I have blogged before about tattoos, and while I admire many of them, I have not succumbed to the tempation of permanently altering my body.
Yesterday, I was in a restaurant, and waiting in line in the ladies' room. I had an opportunity to observe the outfit of a young woman waiting in front of me. She was wearing a knee length black dress, with red and orange flames going up the front. On her feet, she wore short black lace-up combat boots in leather, with red flames on them as well. Her left leg, as much as was visible between the knee and the boot, was covered in tattoos.
Now the kicker. The overall effect was very attractive.
So I thought about the tattoo thing. I have spider veins on my legs. I've had them injected several times. Yesterday, I was trying on clothes (Talbot's sale, y'all), and admiring the spiders on my legs under the bright fluorescent lighting in the dressing room. Eep. Time for more injections.
So last night, I was thinking...Maybe I should have my lower legs tattooed. I'm pretty serious. It would kill the spider vein issue for all time. No one would know they were there.
I work for a conservative organization, but I can wear a suit with slacks, or slacks and a jacket, so they'd never know.
Would I wear a skirt without hose? I'm not sure.
I mentioned the idea to my friends who put the kibosh on the idea. Because of the ballroom dance thing. You wear skirts and flesh-colored shoes, for Pete's sake, how would tattoed legs go over. I don't know. I'm no dance star. What could they do to me? Not give me a plaque? Not let me enter competitions? I don't think so, my money's as green as the next person's.
I'm a boomer. It would give me some edge, don'tcha think?
Still thinking about this...
The image is of a whole leg tattoo. I'd probably just go with the lower leg, and add on as needed. Maybe start with a temporary tattoo...
[Image from Douglas C. Mack website]