And I love it! And I’m going to get more (because I’m kind of obsessed). I think 40 is the perfect exact age for me to be who I’ve always wanted to be! I think we (especially my mom friends) should do the things we’ve always wanted to do especially when it feels right to us, whether or not it’s supposedly past the “appropriate” age…whatever that is.
So what was getting the tattoo like?
I was a bit of a hellish client because I wanted it to be “perfectly” placed, and after testing the last patient nerve of my tattoo artist Dinah (@kikimo), I realized it’s never going to be perfect. Also, it was probably perfect at some point of the placement and my over analyzing and quest for the perfect place left me in not the exact perfect place. So in essence, PERFECT-ISH is PERFECT! The tattooing itself didn’t register on my hurt scale (but then I’ve done the childbirth with no epidural thing so there’s that). The after burn actually stood out to me as “pain” more.
Be the WOMAN (not just the mom) you wanna be NOW
Women get shafted…Forty is old according to society, and a WOMAN at forty – talk about old maid vibes! Then there’s the mom part! We invest so much in our kids, providing them with all the earthly experiences and opportunities possible, but I’ve realized that indulging in all the things we’ve always wanted to do is
just as important even more important now! We’ve got to be authentic for ourselves and the kids will see that we make (and follow) our own style and rules (but they can’t until they leave our house).
My first forty are nothing compared to what my next fantastic forty will be! I can get moor tattoos and do anything I want when it’s right for me. And everything is right for me NOW.
I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring– David BOWIE