I mentioned recently that I was taking #1 off my bucket list. I’m replacing it with “get a tattoo”.
I know, not that original, but something I want to do.
I am actually really happy I held out on getting a impulse tattoo. Between the ages of 16 and 18 I was close a few times, but my good judgement got the better of me.
I think my new-found admiration for tattoos came when I saw the Ethiopian Coptic Christian facial tattoos done using a hand poke method. The style is not very precise, but I found it to be very beautiful. The fading that is inevitable with all tattoos even adds to the allure of this style of tattoo.
I am enough of a conformist where I definitely am going to pass on a facial tattoo, but on our last trip to Ethiopia, my friend Bryan and I were set on getting a push and poke tattoo.
We asked our friend and driver, Girma, to take us to get a tattoo. We thought we talked him into getting one, too..
Every day, we talked about our excitement for our tattoos. We realized on our last day of our trip we still hadn’t made a set plan to go get it. Read More »