Undated (2017): A tattoo I described: A street assassin in sagging jeans and a hoodie. Posted a top a headstone in the middle of a massive cemetery. The headstone read vengeance is mine with extended arms the assassin emulated a scale, each hand gripping a metal tray attached to three chains. The bible on one tray and a human skull on the other. The background held the silhouette of three crosses, the middle cross appearing closer than the others.
HW Response: Oh wow, that’s really bold. Is this something that you would get? My husband and I talk about tattoos quite a bit. I’ve always wanted to get one, but I’ve never been able to think of something that I could guarantee I’d want on me forever. Maybe something religious, like a cross or Our Lady of Guadalupe. The phrase “This too shall pass” is also very important to me. My husband wants to get a tattoo around his ring finger with our wedding date in roman numerals. He can’t wear a ring sometimes on the ship so it would replace that. I know some people are really against tattoos, but I think that they can be a powerful way of expressing yourself.
SL: Nawl I’m not gettin it. It’s just something that caught my attention. I love tats. I’m tryna get ‘Charming’ on my face…I want my whole body tatted. “This too shall pass” is o so decent. I’m stealing that. Hubby should go for that. You should too. If that’s what y’all wanna do. I already got a few. Like 12 to be exact!
HW: Oh wow! Twelve tattoos, that’s impressive! I think I don’t have enough pain tolerance for that, lol. Especially on the face…ouch! I don’t think I could ever get a tattoo on my face, or anywhere I couldn’t hide it, you know? Some situations I don’t want people knowing that I have it. People have such strong opinions on tattoos and I don’t want to incur their negative judgment! (As always, I’m super nervous about what people think).