Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tattoo too much

Ten years ago today, I got a tattoo.
Not a good idea in the first place, it became the symbol of all my regrets rolled into FOUR COLOR RIDICULOUSNESS...on my lower back.
In 2007, I decided it was time to put the past behind and put my behind through laser tattoo removal.
Expensive and Painful...and an on-going reminder of how silly I'd been...

 Here are a few shots of post-laser treatment from over the years.
Pain, swelling, blisters, itching, burning. Unable to sleep at night. I had two babies with NO medication and it was not NEARLY as painful as this...
Lovely, huh?

This picture was taken last night. Ten years later...
Obviously, it has faded immensely. But maybe, much like every other regret in life, a little bit of it lingers on--long after the actual event is over--to remind me not to go there again.
To be honest, there are some things that just won't ever fade away.

1 comment:

Carmelo Crouch said...

Well, you were a far different person and in a different disposition when you got that tattoo, so it’s understandable why you wanted to part with it. The funny thing about tattoo removal is that it’s interestingly similar to how we grow out of things as time goes by. While it doesn't happen overnight, and often not smoothly, you gradually remove traces of it from yourself, until all that’s left is a faded mark or a fond memory. Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts on the matter. Cheers!

Carmelo Crouch @ Pasadena Tattoo Removal