Let the second-guessing begin

In spite of my (ridiculous and unfounded, yes I know) fear of talking to strangers, I finally stopped into Tribal Rites on Tuesday to speak with Greg about my next tattoo. At no point did he laugh at me or in any way make me feel inadequate. Good start. Also, he’s already done at least one tattoo in a style similar to what I’m looking for. Bonus. He had some excellent suggestions regarding the sketch I brought in. We talked time-in-chair (“Probably an hour, depending on how you take it.” “Well, I’m not going to be laughing through it.”), we talked pricing, we talked line thickness. We did not talk Vicodin, only because I forgot to ask. We talked simultaneous appointment with his Padawan, Dean, for Nova, who will have a little work done at the same time. BFF and all. I can check her placement, and she can check mine. Whoever finishes first will crack open the whiskey for her suffering pal. Now, we just have to do it. On Tuesday night.

Shit.

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Off topic: I know that it’s a cliché to fall in love with any Jason Mraz song, but I heard the line “I tried to be chill but you’re so hot that I melted” on the radio one April evening, and was completely taken. The whole song is ridiculously happy. Damn him and his pop sensibility!

Well you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you’re so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
and now I’m trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I’ll be giving it my bestest
Nothing’s going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it’s again my turn to win some or learn some

I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I’m yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you’re free
Look into your heart and you’ll find love love love
Listen to the music of the moment maybe sing with me
A lá peaceful melody
It’s your God-forsaken right to be loved love loved love loved

So I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I’m sure
There’s no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I’m yours

I’ve been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
My breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and laughed
I guess what i’m-a saying is there ain’t no better reason
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
It’s what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I’m sure
No need to complicate
Our time is short
It cannot wait, I’m yours

Well no no, well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you’re free
Look into your heart and you’ll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment come and dance with me
A lá one big family (2nd time: A lá happy family; 3rd time: A lá peaceful melody)
It’s your God-forsaken right to be loved love love love

I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I’m sure
There’s no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I’m yours

No please, don’t complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I’m yours

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8 Replies to “Let the second-guessing begin”

  1. Tribal in Boulder is where I got my tongue pierced (the 2nd time – the first place I went screwed it up). I was very pleased with their expertise. That was 6 years ago and I didn’t think to check into their tattoos, hmm.

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  2. I am super excited about our appointment. 😀 Maybe I’ll get something pierced too! I wonder how much extra it would be for him to tattoo “property of tim cooper” on my butt?

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  3. Oh and I want you to know that I feel guilty about the Jason Mraz thing too…but not as guilty as I feel about the John Mayer thing. It’s embarrassing how much his City Love guitar solo curdles me.

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  4. Hey Kitten… You could be getting two girls in the midst of a bar fight tattooed on your chest. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve explained that one… I could have had it removed by now… and it’s only 2 weeks old!

    Erin… I’m all about the “Property of TC” tat… but I’m still thinking you should rock the “MUST BLOG” knuckle tattoos… actually you should all get them… you know, like a blogging gang… maybe even get a “Thugs of Grammar” neck tattoo… that’d be aces for sure!

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