Maybe it's because I have tattoos myself, but I see them everywhere. Dragons, tribal art, band icons, and even toasters. What compels people to get tattoos? I know I did it out of the need to rebel against the wise words of my mother, and to be more individual.
Look at me now! I'm one of hundreds of thousands of people who are all so unique.
As I get older, and my tattoos all start to look like golf bags, I feel like I am missing out on casual days of sleeveless shirt joy in the office, elegant evenings in fancy attire, and in appropriate situations, nudity in the purest form.
Once you get a tattoo, even the tiniest tattoo, you can no longer do these things. I mean, you can, but no matter how tough you think you are, somewhere inside you is a little voice telling you how stupid you look.
I have heard that voice for 13 years. I have been listening to that voice for about 10 years. In an even more recent span of time, I have decided that I no longer wish to carry these trophies of individuality around with me.
In the posts that follow, I will document the process of my tattoo removal. I'm not talking lasers, or that new "sand-it-off" method some guy came up with...
I've developed my own DIY remedy, and will share my step-by-step progress through posts and pictures.
I hope you enjoy reading about my journey of erasing mistakes.