But to start with, I’d like to talk about tattoos. Unfortunately, neither of the men in Barefoot has a tattoo, but in Anywhere Tequila Flows, Tito does. I love tattoos. I have one on each wrist and three tattoos on my back that my artist wove together to make them look like one whole concept.
By the time this posts, I’ll be starting on my next tattoo. I’m not sure where it’ll be and what it’ll end up being. I plan on discussing it with my artist because I trust his judgment. Really, why not? He’s the one who will know what will work best for what I end up getting.
I can’t really say why I love tattoos except they can be beautiful. Of course, there are a lot of tattoo horror stories. If you’re going to get one….Please research the artists and find the one whose work touches you and is awesome. Because it’s not like you can wash it off the next day if you don’t like it.
The dragon on my back took eight sessions at four to five hours a session from September of last year to May of this year. That’s a lot of time to spend in a chair while being stabbed hundreds of times with little needles. ☺ If you don’t like needles or pain, don’t do it.
The best tattoo artists are true artists. My guy drew the dragon on my back before he started inking it in. He also added the bottom half of my geisha because the example I gave him was only the top half. Also, it wasn’t really anything like what I ended up with.
I give him a concept or idea and he comes up with just what I want…like he reads my mind. You want that kind of artist.
But enough about me. Lol Why do we find tattooed men so fascinating? Does it speak to the rebellious streak inside all of us? Falling in love with the ‘bad’ boy who doesn’t follow the same path as everyone else?
What about the guy who wears a suit and tie, works nine-to-five, and drives a sedan instead of a motorcycle or a truck? Why does he become far more interesting when we find out he’s hiding a full back tattoo under that white button down shirt?
I think it still has to do with the idea of a rebel living life on the edge. A man who wears his tattoos out where people can see them is seen as edgy, yet the man who covers his is just as wild and crazy. He just chooses not to be so in your face about it.
It’s nice to discover something unexpected about a person you’re falling in love with and an unknown well done piece of artwork permanently etched into a person’s skin is sexy. To me at least.
Do you have tattoos? If not, would you consider getting one or are you afraid of needles/pain?
I can’t wait for your answers and if you get a chance, stop by and check out my newest release, Barefoot Dancing. Thank you.
A moment in time can be the most pivotal one in our lives.
Kendall VanHooren is happy with his life. He works as a corporate lawyer in his father’s firm and does as he wishes on the weekends. He used to be a partier, but as he’s matured, he’s settled down and figured out that sometimes quiet is a good thing.
George Bowie is working a minimum wage job, which is barely keeping him off the streets most days. He lost his job in the banking crisis and has learned the hard way that pride has no place when it comes to survival.
Dancing barefoot on the beach might seem an odd thing to do, but it brings two men together at just the right moment for their worlds to collide.
About TA Chase:
There is beauty in every kind of love, so why not live a life without boundaries? Experiencing everything the world offers fascinates TA and writing about the things that make each of us unique is how she shares those insights. When not writing, TA’s watching movies, reading and living life to the fullest.