Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Tuesday's Tattoo: Dave's Tattoo Story.

"I decided to get a tattoo to mark my 20th birthday, the official end of my teenage years. No one knew I was getting it, apart from my mother (as she was paying) and the various people she immediately told for no apparent reason. For many of my teenage years I was something of a poser hippy, scrawling peace signs over everything, wearing hideous tie-dye and growing my hair long. I counted myself as an optimist. Before my birthday, I realised that this was no longer true. The hippy thing seemed ridiculous, and life not having live up to expectation had turned me into a cynic. So I got the peace sign tattoo to remember that optimistic teenager I had been. It's something of an epitaph. A few months later I stopped wearing bright colours and cut my hair."