(src: pinterest Lyle Tuttle, a tattoo artist, who began tattooing in 1949)
Tattoos are like a fine wine... they only get better with age. The
ink you get now will forever tell the story of your life and that story
only gets more interesting as you develop into the person you set out to
become. Sure, as time goes on...your tattoos are probably not going to
look like they did when you were younger, but then again, neither will
you. You'll just have decorated wrinkles and that cherry may become an
apple but it is the journey you show through ink that reveals just how
special you are.
"What are you going to do when you are old?" This is a question I'm
often asked and it's mostly by my mother every time I get a new tattoo.
The question is not as annoying as it is funny to me. It's hilarious
that many folks think that tattoos will hinder your activities as an
older person. It won't change your health, financial status or ability
to take Atlantic City bus trips to the Casino...which can totally change
your financial status!
"You'll look like a silly old lady with tattoos!" Honestly, I am going
to be more concerned with getting to the bathroom in time than on how I
look to people. Instead of worrying about trying to look like a "normal"
senior citizen...be you! If that means you'll be riding out life tatted
till' those wheels fall off than good for you. Be an awesome older
person with tattoos and stories to tell about what inspired you to get