I decided when I was 17 that I wanted a tattoo. My mom told me that she would agree to it on two conditions. That I raise all my grades to A’s, and that I only consider temporary tattoos because I may change my mind about wanting one as I got older. I thought those were two great conditions, because she was absolutely right. If I wanted to get anywhere in life, I needed to make sure my grades improved. Also, I knew that I may not want to have a tattoo even a month after I got one.

I agreed to both conditions, and on my 18th birthday, she took me to a tattoo parlor. (more…)