Oh Dear…

I received a few comments on yesterday’s post saying I was courageous among other things, and now I’m going to prove that that’s untrue. The tattoo of my ankle in the photo is not real! It was airbrushed and has already started fading away. I thought the title of the post, “How Well Do You Know Me” would make it obvious, but I suppose it didn’t. Sorry about that. 😉 I thought you all would know it was temporary, but since it appears that many of your were proud of my “courage” I have to be clear that I do not actually have the courage to get a tattoo. And I definitely did not mean to mislead anyone who reads this blog. Just saying.

At some point in the future, I might consider getting a small tattoo with those numbers in a place that could always be hidden, but I have a low tolerance for pain so who knows? If I did do it someday, I’d do what my bestie suggested and have it done in my own handwriting. I also wouldn’t do it until I’m much closer to my goal because my body still has a lot of shrinking to do.

Do you have a tattoo? And if so, what is it?

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    Allan
    August 18, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I keep calling and calling…

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    laurie
    August 18, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I can't think of anything more trashy than a tatoo. Glad to hear you didn't do it…..

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    Anonymous
    August 18, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I didn't comment yesterday but I am glad that you didn't get the tattoo either. Somewhere small and out of sight sounds fine, but the pain? I agree, I don't like pain either

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    kaitlin
    August 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I don't have a tattoo but I can't wait to get one! I'm not going to get one until I at least get to my goal weight, though. It's going to say "Soli Deo Gloria." (To God alone be the glory.) But I still haven't decided where I want to have it…

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    JODI
    August 18, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    the pain of getting a tattoo really isn't that big of a deal and it doesn't last (and yes, some people's tolerance is much higher) … once they are done, the pain is done, and you're good to go… personally, i have 4 tattoos – all of them are small and not only represent a time in my life, but who i am as a person… tattoos aren't meant for everyone – you really have to want something on your body, for the rest of your life, and not have any regrets… 🙂

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    Annie
    August 18, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I love the idea of the tattoo, in your own handwriting and in a place where it won't be seen by the general public. I just might do it, too…someday!

    I don't have any tattoos. My DH just got his first one last week. His mother's maiden name is Hager, so he, two of his uncles and two cousins all got Hagar the Horrible tattoos on their upper arms. I actually like it, even though I'm not a big fan of tattoos. He incorporated his time in the US Air Force with it as well. Hard to describe, but very cool.

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    Becca
    August 18, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    I promise tattoos are not that painful 🙂

    I just got my first (last and only) for my birthday in April and everyone had me scared to death. I got it along the side of my foot which the tattoo artist said is the most painful place and it really didn't hurt a bit. Anyways, I have "The Most Happy" tattooed along the side of my foot. It was Anne Boleyn's motto when she was queen of england i think they're good words to live by 🙂

    It's small and cute and means something to me. I wouldn't get any more but I love the one I have!

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    Toby
    August 18, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I am a Pisces so I had the Pisces sign and wording on my left shoulder. It really wasn't that bad. I do want to get another; I have it picked out just not sure were.

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    Amy
    August 18, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I think you should get that tattoo! Probably in a more subtle place for sure, and I agree you should wait until you're closer to your goal. It could be a goal weight reward for yourself!
    Funny enough I wrote a post yesterday about my tattoos (http://www.lifesjourneywithasmile.com/2010/08/tattoos.html)

    I also gave you an award on my blog today!

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    LDswims
    August 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Love it! I missed yesterday's blog and had to go check it out. I love the idea and like putting it someplace small and out of the way….

    I have three. One on my lower back, my fave, is my sun. It shines through all my swimsuits and I just think it's beautiful. One on my lower hip, a lions face. I love it but I wish it wasn't there now. All stretched out and I'm scared for what it will look like this time next year. And finally a band of dolphins around my ankle. I wish I hadn't gotten that one – not easy to hide and now everyone assumes I love dolphins…which I don't. I love swimming and my swimteam as a kid was the dolphins…

    Gotta be very careful where you put them….

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    amy
    August 18, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    So funny! I totally thought it was real. 🙂
    Thanks for the giggle this afternoon. I needed it.

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    Beth
    August 18, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    I have the courage to get a tattoo, but I don't want one.

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    midlife_swimmer
    August 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I have 3….

    my lower back 40 yr old tattoo of the aries symbol and celtic flames

    my anklet of native style bear paws when i read bears protect childrens dreams after my second daughter

    and my native style orca on my upper right arm I got right after I had my now 18 yr old daughter… i swim butterfly and female killer whale family members stay together for life.

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    Physicallee Fit
    August 18, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I got a large tattoo when I was 21. It's on my back so no one can see it. I got it because I didn't feel beautiful and the "idea" of the what the tattoo was made me feel pretty.

    Now, I'd like to get it removed. I don't need a tattoo to feel pretty. I'm glad that you didn't get a tattoo. Or that if you did, you didn't choose your highest weight.

    The highest weight is your past, and probably a painful past, too. You've changed so much you don't need a physical reminder (i.e., a tattoo) of what you used to be.

    My two cents.

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    Sheilagh
    August 18, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    LOL you Bad Girl xxx

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    Rhonda
    August 18, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I don't have one and don't care to ever get one. I don't want to be an 80 year old who's tattoo just looks like a dirt spot.

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    Allan
    August 18, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    No matter what happens next, you are worth having it all. You are better off in the long run, even though right now you can't see that..Try to smile.

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    Tammy
    August 18, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I do not have a tattoo, and have no desire to get one. I think even at my more-than-grownup age, my mother would remove it for me if she found out I ever got one! Now, to be able to keep my 16-year-old niece from getting one as soon as she turns 18. I don't think you know enough at that age to realize how long FOREVER can last….. And, as others have said, how your tastes change during your lifetime.

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    Deb Willbefree
    August 18, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Oh! I'm so glad it isn't real! I was surprised that you would put it in such a conspicuous place–it could really kill a classy look. 😮

    chuckle. I don't have a problem with tattoos in general–but on spots that cannot be coverred, well, I've seen women come to regret that action, especially with work-related events.

    Although, I don't have a tatto, I WAS going to get one when I was in college as a kid. I weighed 150 pounds then (A new low for me at the time). I wanted a butterfly on my, umm, cheek. (backside not face)

    I'm sooo glad I didn't do it! Because after gaining a hundred pounds since then, and losing 80–I'm sure it would now look less like a butterfly and more like a BAT! :0

    chuckle. Your tattoo was fun. I'm glad you indulged.

    Deb

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    The Newsham's
    August 18, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    I don't have a tattoo.

    Jennifer

    http://livingachangedlife.blogspot.com/

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    Drazil
    August 18, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    I have 7 – love them all – very meaningful to me and they are something no one can take from me. I knew yours wasn't real….there was no blood or peeling…lol.

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    Shane G.
    August 18, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Kenz, I love ya. Tattoo or sans tattoo, you are pretty darn awesome!

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    Helen
    August 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Laurie can count me in with the trashy. I have a tatoo, that I designed myself, of a running girl on my lower right back. I didn't get it until I was 48 years old and I love it!

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    jennykate77
    August 19, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Tattoo or no tattoo, you're still courageous. I think eventually that would make an awesome tattoo. I have 3…a moon w/ two stars (for my husband and little boy), a "frequently dazzled" Twilightish tattoo, and a bird…a mockingjay on my back. I love them all. They are sentimental and inspirational. Each one means something different to me.

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