Hey there! Today is a guest post as I promised!! YAY!!
Today your guest poster will be MamaOnDaGo. Make sure you show her some love!!!
The Tramp Stamp. Do we all know what this is? Brad Paisley has sung about it in his song Ticks:
In the small there of your back
Your jeans are playing peek-a-boo
I’d like to see the other half
Of your butterfly tattoo
Wikipedia describes the lower back tattoo (aka Tramp Stamp) as the following:
A lower back tattoo is a body decoration, sometimes
intended to emphasize sexual attractiveness.
And yes, I have a lower back tattoo, a Tramp Stamp.
I toyed with getting a tattoo in my early 20s. I actually put a lot of thought and consideration into the location and on the design. Like some of my college peers, I didn’t want to end up drunk, walk into a tattoo parlor, point to a design on the wall and tell the tattoo artist, “Give me that”
I knew one day that I would want children, so I wanted a place that didn’t really get the brunt of pregnancy. I also knew I needed to eventually land myself a career, so the tattoo needed to be somewhere discreet. A place where I can “emphasize sexual attractiveness” when needed and be professional and acceptable the rest of the time.
Eventually my skin will sag and the ink will fade, luckily with age, my vision and my flexibility will be an issue and I won’t have to look at what has become of my tattoo. With all that said, the lower back was the perfect choice.
The design was hand drawn by someone special. There are no names. Just symbols that are special to me.
With all that thought and consideration, I never thought of what I would tell my children the day they start asking about Mama’s tramp stamp.
Now, the 3 year old is intrigued by it. What bothers me most is that she told me she wants a tattoo of a penguin. Uh, unless you’ve saved the penguins from extinction, I don’t think so.
I panicked when she asked me, “Mama, what’s that?” Pointing to my tattoo.
My reply, “It’s Mama’s special symbol, like Batman’s.”
At least now I’m a superhero.
Thank you MamaOnDaGo for guest posting!!!