First of all, I'm not a fan of tatts. While some of the images are stunning, I don't like the look of them on skin so I've never been tempted to get one.
Okay, I confess. That last statement isn't entirely true. I once saw a tatt that I totally coveted. It was on the shoulder of a fellow attendee (yes, a female) at the University of New Mexico Writers Conference -- the Starfleet shield (from Star Trek for the uninitiated). Ohhh, how I mulled that over. For a long time.
A GH tatt falls clearly in the "I think I like this crazy idea" category.
So I'm faced with this new tatt venture. I'd love to mark (literally?) this landmark in my life and writing career. But if I did, where would I put it? If it's somewhere that shows, it's always going to be out there on public display. If I put it somewhere it won't show, well....what's the point of breaking my own non-tatt policy and undergoing a procedure I'm not really crazy about if it's never to be seen?
Might as well have it show (if I go ahead and do it, mind you). So, theoretically, if I do the 2011 GH tatt thing....where would I have it permanently etched for posterity?
Ankle? I hear that's very painful. I'm not crazy enough about this idea to have excruciating pain go along with it. (Wimp!)
Upper arm? Then it will show if I wear a tank top, a sleeveless top or dress...or my GH ceremony formal. Hmm....not sure about that either.
Wrist? Hm, is that ever done?
Lower arm? Um...too Popeye-ish.
Back of calf? I don't think so.
Thigh? Uhhhh...not enthused.
Definitely not face, neck or throat area.
I think I'm out of options.
What do you think? Any ideas on placement? Do you have tatts? Where? (IF you can say in a public venue.) Ever regret getting them? Were you resistant to the idea, but glad you ended up doing it? Or did you curse your inevitable but impetuous impulse? Please help me out and chime in with your sage advice or words of dire warning.