A lot of my blog posts seem to be starting out this way, but I can’t help it, I’m in college and I’m learning things and that’s just where I’m at. Anyway. All while I was growing up, I’d see people with tattoos and I’d think “what ever made you want to permanently get that on your body?” I was all for temporary tattoos, ink it up, in that regard, but I never saw the draw to get something permanently on yourself. Sometimes, I still think that way. But in the past year, I’ve wanted to get three tattoos.
First, I want to get the Spirit of Atlanta delta on my left shoulder. A lot of people who march drum corps end up getting the corps ‘logo’ as a tattoo, because drum corps is such an experience and an honor to get to partake in, that you want to represent it on yourself, at least, that’s why I want one. In less than a summer, SOA influenced my life in a major way, but I’d like to march for another summer before I permanently get the stamp on my body. I’ve wanted to get this one since June 2013, and since I still want it and I still feel the same way about it, that’s how it’s gotten on my list. So probably in September 2015, I’ll be getting this bad boy.
Secondly, I really want to get a little Mickey Mouse tattoo. I have always loved Mickey Mouse, and I don’t care what anyone else says. I find the mouse very comforting. I like what disney does, and I grew up with it. At the beginning of my freshman year of college, I bought a stuffed Mickey Mouse, and it’s probably what’s helped me get through this crazy busy year – and the month I spent alone in my dorm over winter break. Probably somewhere on my ankles, I’ve been wanting to get this little guy for about the same time that I’ve wanted to get a delta, but that’s probably more to do with the fact that it’s about that time that my eyes were opened up more to the world of tattoos – another drum corps thing. This one will probably happen more around the time that I get the guts to do it – and know for a fact that I really want this to be a thing.
Lastly, I really want to get something to do with running. Over the school year, I’ve spent more time running than I’ve spent running in my whole life, and I love it. A lot. I’ve started to “design” one with the “13.1” in a four-leaf clover and Chicago written on the side of it. I am in no way an artist, but I like the idea, and it is a pretty big deal to run a half marathon. I think it’d be cool to get one commemorating the first, but we’ll see. My other idea is running-related, and it has to do with the second tattoo I want to get… but you’ll have to stay tuned to find out.