Overheard: Tattoo

18th September 2007

Scenario: Girl in her mid-twenties talks to a friend on the street corner.

Girl: …and on my calf I want a heart and a cloud with a rainbow. Then coming out of the cloud, I want like little hearts and stars and lightening bolts. Friend: (Dubious look.) Girl: Like, not hell of um, but a few.

15 thoughts on “Overheard: Tattoo

  1. jenn

    well if your gonna get a tattoo with little hearts and stars and lightening bolts and a cloud and a rainbow WHY NOT get a hell of um?!?

    this made me laugh and laugh…thanks

  2. BOSSY

    Why does this remind Bossy of Steve Martin in ‘The Jerk’? “Just a heart, cloud, rainbow, stars, lightening bolts, and this ashtray. That’s all I need.”

  3. WendyB

    I can tell this person is focused on the future and not just living in, you know, the here and now. Because this will definitely look hawt in ten years!

  4. Melissa

    This sort of reminds me of my aunt who got a singing angel tattooed on her breast. Afterwards she questioned the wisdom of getting something whose mouth is going to spread wider and wider as time and gravity wear on.

  5. Barbara

    You mean “Klassy.” I can imagine Jackie O, Grace Kelly and Coco Chanel musing about what makes a girl stand out in today’s world. A rainbow tattoo on her calf. We’ve come a long way baby.

  6. Lauren

    Speaking as a woman in her mid-twenties, I see nothing at all wrong with tattoos and I don’t feel that they are lacking in class… but are you effing kidding me?! Well, whatever blows her skirt up I guess. She’s going to have to be the one that lives with it. Just out of curiosity, was she skinny with dyed hair and a ridiculously short skirt/shorts? Because somehow, that seems like it would fit.

  7. Sophia

    As a lifelong NorCal girl who has said “hella” maybe once in her life, I feel compelled to point out that if this girl had been ten, she would have followed the accepted NorCal elementary school language protocol and said “Like, not heck of um, but a few.”

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