November 26, 2012


Growing up, I did not appreciate tattoos at all. Things have slightly changed since then and I say slightly because many tattoos, I still find upsetting. Two summers ago in Cyprus, I saw a man with a large McDonald's logo on his back, complete with 'I'm lovin' It'. Why? Why? Why would you do that? Aiya Napa had a million tattoo parlors on the strip where people would stumble into after a drunken night out, oftentimes it would be as a result of a dare. I think that's just wrong. People should be 100% aware when they choose to get tattoos. I believe that your tattoo is a direct reflection of who you are. For me, it has to be something that means a lot to you and/or tells a story. And if it's not, I think it should at least be beautiful. Maybe I just take things too seriously but I don't understand why Chris Brown has those awful things all over his body.

I sometimes get the urge to inscribe something that means a lot to me. That is: inspiration, happiness, travel, discovery, motivation, love, freedom, beauty, chasing and achieving your dreams, never giving up, knowing your rights, staying true, confidence, surrounding yourself with people who make you happy. All that in one tattoo? That's impossible - I would end up like Chris Brown. I guess that coupled with the fact that I hate the permanence of it is the reason I will probably never be able to get one. It is too likely that I would wake up one morning and be like ' what in hell is this? I want it off my body!'. And the thought that removing it is such a difficult thing really frustrates me. I would feel trapped and regrets would kick in.

Am I taking myself too seriously?

Above are some of my faves from across the internet.

4 thoughts on “Tattoos”

  1. Ekene says:

    I’m with you.
    I feel most tattoos are unnecessary, but neatly inscribed words delight me.
    Love your blog 🙂

  2. fisayolonge says:

    Thankyou 🙂

  3. Lee says:

    You’re taking it a bit too seriously. Get a small tattoo in an inconspicuous place and you’ll be fine. I have too tatts that aren’t readily visible, that mean something to me and I love them.

    Love your blog, keep up the good work!

    1. fisayolonge says:

      Okay! 🙂

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