Tuesday, July 01, 2008


It occurred to me today that I'd told my sister many years ago that I'd get a second piercing in my upper ear to match the one I got for Clarion when I sold my first book. I still like this idea for commemorating my first book.

I'm also thinking every writer needs a cool tattoo. And being 30 with a published book is as good an excuse as any.

I'll need to ask the Bad Boy at work if he knows of any good places around Dayton for such shenanigans. I have a feeling that in order to find any place great, I'd need to go to Columbus.


(also, it will not be a stupid ankle tattoo. Or a stupid lower back tattoo. It will not be of a heart, a butterfly, or a fucking flower. I mean, seriously, what's up with that?? If you're gonna do it, it better fucking mean something)

5 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

terri said...

No, No, No!!!

Travis said...

I'll have to agree with terri on this one

Jackie M. said...

So that you when you're 60 you can be a writer with a faded, stretched-out, icky tattoo. *nods*

(and you must ignore you mom on this one. It's practically a law of nature, that one do the opposite of one's mom's advice on matters of body art.)

Meghan said...

But why all the no's? I trust you will get an absolutely awesome tattoo and with regular touch ups it will remain an awesome tattoo into your 80's. My irrelevant 2 cents.

Greg van Eekhout said...

I'd suspect that the flowers and butterflies mean something to many of the people who have them. At the very least, having that flower or butterfly there probably makes them a little happy every time they look at it, and a little bit of daily happiness can be very meaningful.