Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Have a kid? They want to get a tattoo? Tell them they can have one when they turn 60. Susan Sarandon just got two tattoos recently done on her 60th birthday. To me, that is the perfect time to get them done. When you are 20 you are not going to have the same body as when you are 60 and so that belly button tattoo you got at 20 has now spread and become that odd discoloration around your bloated beer belly.
20 is also too young because you are not going to be the same person or probably be with that significant other who convinced you to get a tattoo in the first place because they get horny when they see it. My advice is to find someone who gets horny knowing you have a job. And that they have one too.
I like the way that Susan is honoring her life and what has happened as opposed to something that can change every six months either resulting in someone getting a new tattoo or wondering why on earth they got one in the first place.
I'm glad tats are becoming kind of been there and done that because if I hear one more person say why they regret getting their tattoo I think I will go insane. I regret having to see a bunch of people with suns and moons and fishes and stars and every generic Asian character inked on their bodies.
If you are going to do it, have it mean something to you and that it will still remain important to you 50 years from now. Susan Sarandon got it right.