Parents like to dream big for their kids. We may dream about our child one day becoming the doctor who discovers a cure for cancer, or the first astronaut to step foot on Mars, or an inspiring teacher who touches the lives of countless children, or perhaps an entrepreneur who creates amazing technological innovations. But sometimes, our kids demonstrate specific talents in other areas, and our dreams come face-to-face with another potential reality.
And we shudder.
Today, Harrison invited his best friend over to the house for some rough-and-tumble boy time. Now that he’s almost 4 years old, my wife and I try to afford him much more independence, and we don’t feel the need to hover over him while he plays. Normally, this works out just fine. But today, Harrison apparently decided to start a tattoo business out of his own bedroom. And guess who was his all-too-willing first customer?
After the initial first shock of the big reveal, we began to notice that Harrison seems to have already mastered some of the most popular types of tattoos (thankfully, tramp stamps are not included in his ink arsenal). If you are interested in a custom tattoo by Harrison, you can choose between these categories:
What better way to show your dedication and affection for the one you love than to have his/her image permanently tattooed on you body? Whether it’s an image of your significant other, your Siamese cat, or Sonic the Hedgehog (pictured below), let your love be forever documented on your skin:
Nothing says “I’m an enlightened, free-spirited citizen of the world” better than having a few random characters from an ancient language tattooed on your torso. Japanese kanji tattoos are great conversation starters because, let’s face it, how many people do you know that read Japanese? When people say, “What does that tattoo stand for?” you can appear über culturally sensitive when you tell them what it means:
You can be the saddest sack of unadulterated dorkiness on the outside, but if you have a tribal tattoo, people will not be mistaken that you are a wild, untamable warrior on the inside. Nevermind that tribal tattoos are the most unimaginative and typical type of tattoo out there, it will work for you:
Whether you lost a distant uncle in Vietnam, or your long-haired Dachshund died in a coyote attack, you can turn your body into a living memorial by having a name tattooed on your skin. Perhaps you love your tattoo artist enough to allow him to write his name on you, as Harrison’s client did: