Thursday, March 24, 2011

Inked

So, whattaya think? Do you like the new ME?

Ok, surprise surprise, that’s NOT me.

But I DID finally get my new tattoo this weekend!

I was driving Mini-Me home from a Saturday matinee showing of Rango, when I noticed that we were driving past the tattoo shop.

“Hey, Mini-Me…. you wanna help me pick out a tattoo?”

“Really? I can pick out something, and you’ll get it?”

“Sure”

So, with that, we parked and entered the store.

I have to admit I was a bit nervous after making my promise to the wee one. I never break my promises to him, but it was going to be rough getting changed at the gym if I took my shirt off sporting a huge Spongebob tattoo on my chest.

Thankfully, I had read all the great suggestions you guys had given me 2 weeks ago, and although I thought more than a few of them were aces, I decided to go with the idea that my two sex slaves Diva and Evil Twin’s Wife came up with….. namely, to get a tattoo with my son’s astrological sign.

Other than THAT general idea, I had no idea what I wanted exactly. So, Mini-Me and myself started the long process of leafing through about 1,000 pages of tats, looking for something that struck our fancy. I must say, it was quite cute seeing my little 8 year old in a tattoo parlor. We got more than a few curious stares, like people thought we were picking out something for HIM…

Idiots.

Anyway, after sitting there for about 30 minutes, I turned one particular page and instantly knew that I had found what I was looking for.

Mini-Me had wanted to stay and watch, but after declaring quite loudly to the room that “he had to go poop!”, I decided it might be smarter to take him home and come back solo.

1 hour later, and the deed was done…..

Here’s a close-up.

In the end, I’m quite happy with it, and I was glad that they could add Mini-Me’s name inside the heart.

Now, the only thing I’m worried about is the possibility of ever going to prison.

Somehow, I don’t think having another dude’s name on your arm is the best way to start one’s prison life.

32 comments:

sybil law said...

Niiice.

Definitely not ideal for prison, though. Might be worse if your cellmate's name is Joe/y, though...

Slyde said...

i'll just try to keep prison out of my future and hope for the best...

Raquel's World said...

That is cool and creative. I've never seem anything even remotely similar.

Slyde said...

cool! thanks, thats kinda what i was going for...

radioactive girl said...

I love it! So perfect and I love that you included your son in actually going and choosing it.

And also, that's great motivation to stay out of jail, right? Just in case you ever forget?

B.E. Earl said...

Joey Lauren Adams is a woman, right? You can make it work.

You should have them drip a little venom from the tail. Hehe.

Slyde said...

radioactive: yeah, that, and the whole "dropping the soap thing"...

earl: thats not venom... HEY NOW!

meleah rebeccah said...

I LOVE IT! Love it, love it, love it!

Slyde said...

thanks! thanks! thanks! thanks!

2abes said...

looks good....mini me did you justice. Now you need another with Friz's name.

i am the diva said...

Hooray for your little Scorpio!! ;)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I love it! Can you believe I'm married to an "artist" (he hates that word) who designed my blog header, but can't get around to designing my tat? Arrrggghhh.

Slyde said...

abes: nah, it would be easier to just marry someone named "joe"

dive: thx again!

twin: now havign him design your own tat would be cool!

AlleyCat said...

sexy & meaningful. Love it!

Slyde said...

i have that on my license plate.... :)

Marlene said...

Ha ha...well, stay out of trouble, dear!! And if you don't...well, just don't bend over in the shower, whatever you do. ;)

The tattoo looks great! Very tastefully done...and cool idea! (I'm not big on tattoos...so this is a HUGE compliment coming from me!)

Pssst....there is a giveaway of two, 'signed by the author' kids' books on my blog, if you're interested. Might be just up "mini-me's" alley!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Scorpio's are awesome people first of all. I am one of said Scorpio's. It's not really huge so at least if you do go to prison they'd have to be pretty close to you to read the boy name on it. Although, in the 70's there was a sex kitten named Joey Heatherton. So you could lie. Nice job!

Cocaine Princess said...

Congratulations on getting inked.

Beautiful tattoo, love how the heart drips.

CPalermo21 said...

I wouldn't worry too much about prison. With the man-boobs you're sporting in that first picture, you might be able to pass for a chick anyway.

B.E. Earl said...

Wow to that last comment! Even I'm not that mean. :)

Slyde said...

marlene: thanks for the heads up. i registered!

barb: joey heatherton.... rawwwr!

cocaine: yeah, i thought that was a cool touch..

chris: I was being filmed with a fun house mirror...

earl: yes you are...

Susan Higgins said...

Great story... thanks for the laugh. Very nice tattoo.

Slyde said...

thx!

Kaylen said...

That is cool - I love that your son got to have a hand in picking it out.
Your future cellmate will get a great kick out of it!

CPalermo21 said...

@Earl,

I get the feeling we would get along well -- probably why Slyde hasn't introduced us yet ;)

Slyde said...

kaylen: god, lets hope so!

chris: it probably has something to do with the fact that he hates games and thinks youre all weird.

Lotus07 said...

Thanks to your wonderful fatherly example, that will probably be mini-me in that top picture in about 18 years.

....way to go Dad!

Chris H said...

TOTALLY COOL Dude! Love it.

Tamara said...

Awesome that you got Mini-Me involved in picking the tat. Even if it did mean getting weird looks from people who thought you were picking one out for him ;-)

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Well...after you made it to the neighbors with your pants on in the previous post, staying out of prison will probably be a breeze. Congrats! And great idea on the astrological sign!

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