so I did it. out of the blue. went today and got a tattoo. back of my neck, three coloured dots. red, orange & light blue. I know, sounds strange. trust me, it's all good! ... my wee ellipses. it's all sorts of symbolic for me. the ellipses in my world of language arts and punctuation is a sorta "to be continued" thing. I feel like in this stage of my life, it's good to be reminded that I'm not at a finished point yet. things are still happening. I'm still happening. then the colours - red for canada, orange representing my dutch heritage and blue is for the boys. although VERY swollen when I saw it, I LOVE IT! I'll post a picture once it heals.
and yes, it really, really hurt! found out after the fact [from my hairdresser] that the top of my back/base of my neck is one of the more painful places to get a tattoo. shocking. I think it's funny that although tyler, my tattoo guy, knew it was my first tattoo, knew I was super nervous, and never once let on that the entire seven minutes were going to hurt so badly!!
anyways, john doesn't know yet...could be fun to show him!!!