So I had been talking about a tattoo. And during the week I kind of decided I really, really wanted one to mark getting a little older, finishing my latest book, having two kids, being bone crushingly sensible etc etc
So I got one. Today. With no magic numbing cream to take the pain away.
I woke up and just decided to go for it. Even though I have no pain threshold at all.
I arrived in the tattoo parlour and only once felt a bit faint at the sounds of the buzzing of the needle.
And it was over really quick.
The words I have inked on me are This Too Shall Pass ... to remind me that everything is fleeting and I need to stop and appreciate things as they happen instead of always looking to the future.
The two stars represent my two brightest stars, Joseph and Cara.
And I'm very, very proud of myself.
NB: (and for Keris) The tattoo is on the back of my neck, just below my hairline. It is not near any other hairy part of my body... honest.