Nothing Lasts Forever, Not Even Hello Kitty Pain

17 Apr

Another Friday the 13th. Another questionable tattoo decision. Another piece of artwork that will one day warrant an explanation.

So on Friday I might have made the stupid decision to get another Friday the 13th themed tattoo. Same theme. Same ankle. Even dumber tat this time- last time it was a sugar skull- this time: Hello Kitty in a hockey mask. No, I am not fucking kidding.

I know. I know. Whatever you are thinking, I am thinking it, too. Well, kind of.

I know it’s dumb, I know it’s permanent, I know I don’t even like Hello Kitty. It’s hard to explain, but it makes me laugh… and somehow that erases any sort of regret I might otherwise be feeling.

My thought process went something like this: fuck it.

Because really, what is permanence? Forever? Forever ever? Forever ever?

Bring it.

At a time when nothing in my life feels very lasting or real, a stupid little kitty wearing a mask seems like the just the thing I needed. Why does the future always have to be some bad or scary thing? Why not have it be some goofy, giggly manifestation of what I want life to be? I’m tired of being so serious- I had a very serious month in March. I have decided that for April I will dance more, laugh often, and get all the ridiculous ink that I want.

One of our regulars put it well when she said, “A Hello Kitty is a gateway tattoo.”

She’s totally right. I’m going to need at least another (large) tattoo around my ankle to draw the attention away from Friday the Kitty- and I’m totally stoked for it.  I’ll get to explain all sorts of absurdities about life and pop culture references to my grandchildren one day.

Next tattoo idea? Bougainvillea and/or a rat creature (have you read Bone yet?)

2 Responses to “Nothing Lasts Forever, Not Even Hello Kitty Pain”

  1. Lindsay G Rocks April 17, 2012 at 1:09 pm #


  2. captain america April 17, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    stupid, stupid rat creatures….


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