Pretty In Ink

Pretty in Ink

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This weekend, there was a Tattoo Convention near O’Hare Airport. Twenty bucks admission.

But why pay to go when everyday you see great ink at JPUSA?

I snapped these pics of some of my female friends and heard the stories behind them.

Some were a life changing phrase or word. An image with personal meaning.  A wedding ring you can’t take off. A spiritual insect or inspirational rodent from a favorite CS Lewis book.

Just for the record, I don’t have an inspirational rodent.

Bette Thompson got her first tattoo at the age of seventy. Why did she wait? That way, she wouldn’t have to worry about what it looked like when she got old.


As for me, my skin is still virgin. The only ink that has ever touched mine was a kootie shot during the second grade.

But who knows. A tattoo might be a cool memento of my time at the Chelsea Hotel. I could  transform those varicose veins into some vines.

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