Thursday, December 27, 2007

"you did what?"

Well it didn't take him long after turning 18 to get a tattoo. Within days of turning 18, Scotty got a memorial tattoo of his father who died when he was 6 months old. It was a text message..."Mom, can I come over and show you my tattoo?" I knew he was going to do it and I knew it would be soon. I just thought he might wait a bit longer. He knew what he wanted many, many years ago. He drew a drawing of the tattoo he would have one day when he was about 12 years old. He wanted a memorial tattoo in honor of his father. He never knew his father and since he died when Scotty was only 6 months old, he has felt a huge loss throughout his life. I am not a big fan of tattoo's and especially big ones that cover large areas of the body. But, this one has meaning for Scotty and now he can feel like he has his father with him always.

5 comments:

Suzanne said...

Ouch! And its so BIG! LOL But love the layout! The title made me laugh out loud. :-)

Terri said...

Great title!! I admire anyone that can stand all that pain for all that time to get inked! My 18 year old niece just got inked & she's the biggest 'chicken' around! LOL!!

Erika said...

Love the layout. I also admire what he did. And being one who has a couple I love the meaning behind the tattoo. He will alway have it.

rjones said...

that is so sweet...the title made me laugh. I love the story behind it, it made me tear up.

Origin said...

Sweet story.... the tattoo has meaning for him.