I’ve said plenty of times that I feel as thought our gym is the tasteful tattoo gym… not everybody has tattoos, but a lot do, and a lot have a lot of tattoos… and all of them are quite tasteful.
Today, I had the, albeit brief, pleasure of having one of the guys tell me a little about his various tattoos.
I was enthralled by in the use of lines and textures and shadowing that I hadn’t ever been able to notice from a distance… I was practically lost in the movement that made up a formerly hidden elephant, the shapes and swirls waving a hello, while beckoning me forward, causing my fingers almost to tingle, forcing me to restrain myself from reaching out and stroking it, so much did I desire to test its 2-D-ness.
And yes, this guy is gorgeous, but no, that wasn’t why I wanted to touch every so gently the sweeping strokes of the tattoo – it is merely a tattoo that was so well done, I almost couldn’t help myself.
I love hearing from people who care about their tattoos, why they have their various tattoos – there are so many beautiful little stories that are carried on their skins, and these stories always seem to bring me another little glimpse of what lies within each person…
And I like seeing who’s really there (despite all of our best efforts to keep one another out most of the time), thereby being able to love the true person within.
And isn’t that what we all desire, anyway, to love and to be loved truly and fully?
I suppose being true to ourselves is a good first step, and accepting and loving others as they are a second necessity…
Anyway, I had a lovely time exploring briefly this person’s tattoos today, and, frankly, I want to explore them more (again, not because he’s gorgeous, but because the tattoos are great).
I mean, what’s the point of showing them off so boldly, if hey aren’t meant to be examined and appreciated?
(Because house does one truly appreciate them without examining them closely?)
P.S. I, myself, have this gorgeous henna from an event this past weekend, and I love it. 🙂
And yes, I am petting my friend’s cat, who just could not stay off me at night, whenever I was getting ready for bed this past weekend. 😛