Tweens and Tattoos

 

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Sometimes I ask myself, will I get a tattoo when I’m older? I’d like to. But sometimes I’m not totally sure.

I mean, it sounds pretty easy. Go to a tattoo place, pay them the money, and get a picture of something permanently on your skin. No biggy. Except, I don’t know if I would want some permanent ink on my body.                                                                                              What if I don’t like the way it looks? What if I suddenly think it looks childish or it becomes meaningless to me? What if the tattoo artist messes up? What if it looks good, but it’s not what I wanted? All of these doubts fill my head and I think for a little bit that it wouldn’t be worth it.                                                                                                                          Mom actually told me that you can get rid of a tattoo. To get it off, the tattoo is very painfully lasered off. LASERED OFF! And it leaves scars! I am definitely not going to do that…

I know a good amount of people who have a tattoo(s): Mom, my aunt Anna, my aunt Billie, and some other adults. My aunts and my Mom all said that it hurts to have the needles poking your skin. Well…. that got me thinking. I personally don’t like it when strangers poke hurtful needles into my skin. But Aunt Billie has a LOT of tattoos and Mom has three and wants to get another one. Sooo, it can’t hurt all that bad right?            It turns out that some tattoos can take more than TWO HOURS to complete, and I’m just sitting here thinking, HOLY SMOKES! MORE THAN TWO WHOLE HOURS OF PAINFUL NEEDLES INJECTING INK INTO MY SKIN?! No way am I ever going to do that!                        But I made a promise with myself: if I ever get a tattoo, it will be a simple one that will not take TWO HOURS(!) to complete.

You’re probably wondering what tattoo I might want to get someday. So here you go:          One of my favorite bible verses is Isaiah 43:2 (if you don’t know it, Google it).  I was thinking about getting a fancy font of ‘Isaiah 43:2’ and some simple waves to go with it. I also thought that if I have kids someday, maybe I would get their names or their initials on my back. I also have had this idea for some time now of getting a tiny black music note behind my ear or on the back of my neck, because I LOVE to sing and I LOVE music (check out the videos of me singing on my ‘My Music and Videos‘ page.

So overall, yes, I would like to get a tattoo someday when I’m old enough. I would want the tattoo have a meaning though. Like how Isaiah 43:2 is something God said, or how a music note would remind me of my love for music, and how my children’s names someday would remind me of the love I would have for them.                                                   I wouldn’t want to do something that would make me ashamed or embarrassed. I wouldn’t want to do something that would dishonor God, either.  I would want to have a tattoo that I could be proud of.

If you want to get a tattoo someday… well, great! Just remember that once it’s on your skin, it’s there until you die. If you don’t want to get a tattoo… well, great! That’s your choice so no one can make you change it.

Tattoo or no tattoo, God will love me no matter what. So I’ll just wait to make the decision once I’m older.

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Stay sweet, Ella.

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