Tuesday, October 16, 2007
New Thing #205: Armed and charmed
When I first started this project, I was pretty adamant about one thing: I would never get a tattoo. The litmus test that proves I would regret it is this: As a young teenager, I thought about what I might want if I got one, and forgot about it. Ten years later, I asked myself if I still would have wanted it ("it" being something silly, like a treble clef or a faerie). The answer was Hell. No. If my tastes change every ten years, I'm not going to put something on my skin that can't change. But I can put something on my skin that will fade after a couple of weeks. So today I got a Henna tattoo. I missed out on getting celebratory wedding Henna at a culturally Indian wedding in 2004, so this was my chance. Coworker Sharon joined me at Saloni in Union Square, and I got a spiral arm band and my massive bicep and she got a pretty floral design on her forearm. I like it, but I'm glad the weather finally got cold, because when this baby starts to fade on my shiny white skin, it is going to look mighty funky.