Welcome to the first Truth or Dare segment on the blog! Just a heads up: the 'Dare' portion of things is going to be a little tame. Because, let's be honest, I can't check up on you. We're just going to have to go on the honor system if the need arises.
So...pretend we're all lounging on a picnic blanket under a twilight sky. Shoes have been kicked off, shorts and skirts have inched up or down a little as we all shift to get comfortable, and flashes of inky mystery are seemingly everywhere.
Truth or Dare!
What? Truth, you say? Excellent!
Let's talk tattoos.
I've always been curious about them. I wonder about the moments leading up to the decision--seriously what's the deciding factor? I wonder about the selection process--both how a body part gets selected and what gets weighed in on the design choice.
Do I want everyone to see this?
Is it a For-Your-Eyes-Only deal?
Does it have special significance?
Is it an inside joke or understanding?
Or more of an 'anything will do, I just want a tattoo'?
So...be honest. Who among you has a tattoo? And where is it, what is it, why did you get it, and do you regret it?
I'll start. Might as well get the boring among us out of the way.
I don't have a tattoo and virtually nothing could convince me to get one--I'm too adverse to pain, too squeamish, and too wishy-washy. By the time it was inked on, I'd already be regretting it. The only way I could see myself getting one is if--maybe--I was an Olympic athelete and had the Olympic rings tattooed on my ankle. Maybe. No promises. Then again, I think my Olympic chances have likely passed me by. Unless some new events emerge. Like...number of grocery bags carried in on a single trip from the car. Or number of imaginary V8 head thumps I've given out in a one week period.
So...come clean in the comments. Tell your story. You may find it embarrassing, but in all liklihood, everyone else will think you're way cooler than they do now. Sadly, given my answer, I don't think that will be the case for me.
What? You chose Dare, you say? Fine. I dare you to get a tattoo.
Too much? Okay fine. I dare you to tell us all about the tattoo you would get if you were a little bit braver, a little bit bolder, and maybe a little bit tipsier.