Submitted by megan on Tue, 04/07/2009 - 09:09
The day is finally here. Wait, no. The day is not here, but the day before the day is here.
I'm getting my new tattoo tomorrow. It's the starfish up in the banner, on my shoulder and neck.
I've got mostly the regular day-before-the-day jitters. I'm worried that I'll hate it when it's done. I'm worried that I won't be able to sit for 4 hours.
Another layer of worry is that this is my first all-the-time visible tattoo. I have giant tattoos now, but nobody sees them. In one way, I kind of like that, these hidden presents wrapped around my torso that nobody would guess are there.
Then I see other people's visible tattoos, and I want to be one of the people who has ink right out there.
At any rate, it's booked and the cold feet will warm up once the design is being carved into me.
The main reason that I'm writing this is that it just occurred to me today that my work might not like it. Or, at the very least, might not like being surprised by it. As a little background, I don't work with the public at all. The only time I see anyone besides my immediate co-workers is at conferences, though I go to a few of those a year.
I'm pretty sure they won't care, but then the consequences might be pretty dire if they don't. Plus, maybe it would just be polite to check in. I can't decide. I don't want to talk to my boss about it, because it would be awkward, but I feel like I maybe should. I don't know, I don't know.
What do you think?