Thursday, July 17, 2008

My Tattoo's Not Fading, But My Memory Is

Yeah, I don't know what it means. I can't remember. I've had it for almost twenty years and I have a vague memory of my ex-roommate Allison's ex-boyfriend having a similar tattoo and while he was a perfectly nice guy, I'm not sure I would have just outright copied him, so it must have had some Deeper Other Meaning which is now lost to the annals of time. I know there's a snake in a circle - an ouroboros - and there's a fish and what used to be flames (I think yellow fades first) that now look more like a flower. Hmmm, it's a puzzlement.

I still love it though, and it's easy to hide. I have some friends who've known me for over a decade who say "when did you get that?" when I get particularly hand-flappy, which I guess happens pretty often. It also comes up at drive-through windows pretty often with people asking "gosh, did that hurt?" I usually respond "like a motherfucker." Because that much I do remember...

Also, I have no idea why my knuckle looks so swollen. I mean, it is a little swollen from where I smacked it on a hard surface by accident but this scan exaggerates it. I look like I have an alien hand.

1 comment:

Greg Crutcher said...

I remember when you got that! It really is an exceptional tattoo.

I think your fast food response should be standard drive thru language.

Do you want fries with that?

Like a motherfucker!