In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Tattoo….You?.”

Do you have a tattoo? If so, what’s the story behind your ink? If you don’t have a tattoo, what might you consider getting emblazoned on your skin?


Oh, my “tattoos,” I have many types, sizes all over my body.

I have family members, friends, an ex-wife and ex-girlfriends who have tattoos. I considered getting a tattoo, to represent my military career, my law enforcement career, memorializing deceased family members and close friends.

Now, I’m not into pain and I’m not afraid of needles. But for me to sit and have someone stick me several thousand times over a period of hours is not my idea of an enjoyable day.

What I considered tattoos on my body were birthed, of my life’s more colorful moments. They include, a childhood illness, many adolescent pimples, falls, accidents, ill-advised suggestions resulting in injury, and a bad decision leading to one surgery.

In the end, I have visual scars and marks on my body that are daily reminders of my tattooed life.


The Daily Post Prompt


  1. “…my tattooed life.” What a great line! This simple little statement could be developed into a very interesting story. Intriguing…

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      1. Same here. I’ve seen the old hula girl tattoos that after time no long hula. I guess they all seemed like a great idea at the time.


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