Sunday, July 20, 2014

Blogger challenge #9, 7.20.14

Before I get into #9 of the blogger challenge, I thought I'd share the list that I've been working from:

*via Pinterest:
So, #9- Piercings and tattoos. Kind of a weird topic for a 48 year old grandma, but I do have some stories! First- piercings. The first time I had my ears pierced, I was 12 years old. My mom and dad said I couldn't have my ears pierced until I was 16, so I had my friend pierce my ears in her basement bedroom with a needle, a potato, some ice cubes and string. I know. Believe me, I'm embarrassed just thinking about it now. But, I was defiant! Very! (Sorry, mom and dad!) And, man, did that ever hurt! I ended up being so scared that my mom and dad would find out, that I pulled the string out of my ears a couple of days later. Oh, my. I still have the scars on my earlobes!
Today, the only piercings I have are double pierced ears. My parents did cave in and let me get my ears pierced the right way when I was 14, so I should have just held out, I guess! Since then,  I've had various piercings (cartilage piercings at the top of my ears and my nose). I ultimately took those out for various reasons- the cartilage piercing just hurt too much; the nose piercing, I decided, just wasn't for me. (Although I do love nose piercings. Just not on me. )

Now, onto tattoos. I've never had a tattoo, but I think they are fine. My favorite tattoos are the meaningful ones.  And, of course, the ones done by experienced, talented tattoo artists. (There are some really bad tattoos out there!) If I ever do get a tattoo, it will be of my kids names tattooed around my wrist like a bracelet. A family friend has one like that and she said it was one of the best things she's ever done. She loves it. And I love it. So, I'm thinking it might be a 50th birthday present to myself next year :)

Here are three of my favorite tattoos, for obvious reasons :)

Little Man's...


and Eddie's tattoos in memory of their dad. 

Hope you had a great weekend. I'll be catching up on the blogger challenge this week and doing some making. I'm ready!    Thanks for reading :)  Juli


  1. The thought of your first ear piercing makes me cringe! Oh my!!