Saturday, October 3, 2009

Tatoo You

The Light After the Darkness

She does pay attention, after all.

Regular Scribe readers know that my youngest is slightly on the bohemian side. It's no coincidence, in fact, that one of Ella Numera Dos' favorite Broadway musicals is "Rent," and her favorite song from that show is "La Vie Boheme."

Y'all who hang out with Mrs. Scribe also probably remember the dirt I tried to rub off Ella's butt over Spring Break.

Well, she's done it again. And I think it's my fault.

Back in April, Ella Dos lost a friend. I wrote several posts about him, and her. In one of them, I offered my heart across the miles:

"Hold on, little one. After the darkness, the light is always brighter. I love you more than I could ever say. I really do."

She had part of that quote inscribed on the inside of her left ankle a couple of weeks ago. A Scribe original, I think, unless I captured the diction from someone long ago & consequently made the words my own. That happens to me, sometimes.

Funny, I've always thought Ella was the one who didn't pay attention to much of what her Old Lady said. And now this. I'm touched, but have to say I was also a tad concerned for a while after I found out.

Do you think she'll have to wear tights to her job interviews, when she decides to become an adult?

Perhaps Cate at Show My Face could answer that. 6-Word Saturday is her deal today.

33 comments:

Shawn said...

Wow! That is really something! Do you mind that she has tattooes?

Vodka Logic said...

When she becomes and adult? I had my first and only so far, tattoo at 47 years old !!

Lovely quote regardless of who said it first.
xx

B said...

I think you'll have to look on the bright side on this one; as you said at least she's listening to you! Thanks for stopping by :O) Have a fab weekend. B x

Mom of Three said...

I think they're way more accepted than they used to be. I can't see the scale of it from the photo, but if it's her ankle it can't be that big, can it?

Not only that, but if her potential employers are too stuffy to accept it, she probably wouldn't be happy working there anyway.

She'll find exactly the right place to make her mark (very very weak pun).

Have a great weekend Mrs S.

Melissa said...

I worked in management at a very good company and there were lots of people with visable tattooes. She'll be fine!
It is a good tattoo

knit1kids4 said...

That is so sweet! And, although I am not a tatoo person, I do love that one.

Amber said...

Very cool tattoo, even though I don't have any of my own. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

mellisarock said...

That's cool that she took that to heart so much!! She'll probably have to cover it up for job interviews but look on the bright side...she has a little piece of you with her always!!

Valencia said...

How sweet!! She really ttok your words to heart.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

After the darkness,
the light is always brighter—
quick, gimme my shades!

My Six Words

Tortuga said...

I have two tattoos of my own. I have found that having them in places they can be covered makes it much easier in the workplace. I have one on my foot and one on my shoulder, which my bra covers.

As far as tats go though, that one is pretty and tasteful. There's far worse things she could have gotten.

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Well, at least the "tramp stamp" on her butt wasn't one of those gawd-awful "right across the lower back so it sticks out of your jeans for all to see" mistakes. Those are so ugly, and really do "stamp" you.

Oh well, at least she got one that means something to her? I think she's got her head screwed on pretty well, all things considered!

Ever think you'd see your words printed on your child's body? Makes you want to watch your words, eh? heehee

So far the teen has zero interest, and the Wee One is too young to worry about in that regard just now. Phew!

Have a wonderful day, my friend.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I'm not a tattoo girl, but I love the quote she chose, and I think it looks good! :)

So glad someone is on board with Grey's Anatomy. ;) It was a little slow this week...wish Izzy would get back to normal. Was sad "George" left.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

BoufMom9 said...

WOW! Nice to find out that your kids really listen, isn't it?

What a lovely way to help your daughter through a loss like that and even more special that she held it close to her heart.

Blessings.

Raine said...

That is great! Obviously she kept your words with her.

Dr.John said...

Better that tattoo than some others.

Susie said...

It is so cool when you realize your kids can hear:-)

blueviolet said...

My daughter has 3 of them but none of them are my words of wisdom. I'm sure you feel pretty touched. :)

kyslp said...

I'm not into tatoos but that is a lovely quote and design. She could have done much, much worse.

mama-face said...

She obviously loves you. Really. I know nothing at all about tatoos and jobs and whatnot; but I can see that she loves ya.

Tara R. said...

Now she has something special that reminds her of both of you. It's a lovely tat.

Gretchen said...

Hi! Well you have patience! Kids will be kids, and I guess tatoos are part of that. When I got married we had tatooed wedding rings on our fingers, but then I got divorced and had the tatoo removed...thank gawd! Personally, I have a love/hate relationship with tatoos. You are a great mom!

Honey Mommy said...

At least now you know that she was listening, right? How nice to know that you touched her heart... and she'll always remember that.

brainella said...

It's a neat tat. The sentiment is beautiful. It's not in a prominent place or tacky and gross, so I can't imagine it will be an issue when she decides to become an adult. :)

Tracy P. said...

You're right, they're listening when we least expect it. If my kid had to have a tattoo, that one would be great with me.

Brian, the old man said...

That's great that she honored you in this way. I understand your feelings about tattoos. I wrote a post about them the other day. I know it's a more popular thing to do these days but I know what you mean about the job interviews and how she will be looked upon as she decides to become an adult. Great article. Have a nice day.

Tammy Howard said...

I think it's gorgeous. And no, I don't think she'll need to hide it or cover it - it's quite acceptable now. How VERY cool that she chose to make your words permanent! I am a (not so closet) bohemian, myself with maybe just one little tattoo and no regrets...

Miss Jo said...

Is tattooing bohemian ? Ella Dos' tat seems a sentimental gesture and self expression. These days tattoos are so commonplace, and it's one of those things where beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But I still would wear colored hose or tights to a job interview ! It's hard sometimes to fight misperceptions.

Amy said...

It looks great!

I have three tattoos on my forearms, and it's sometimes months before someone will notice them. She'll be fine.

Call Me Cate said...

I like it. The words, the meaning, the fact that dear ole mom got through to her in a way important enough that she chose to keep the words with her always.

Thanks for playing 6WS!

Steph Jordan said...

What a fun place to hang out. Love your blog. LOL My daughter got my name tattoed across her back as a Mother's day present for me a few years back :-| LOL it's big too! And my son secretly became a Tattoo farm while still a teen LOL... Both grown and still tattooing.

carma said...

I think it's sweet when kids listen, even if it does end up as a tattoo.

Sorry about the sadness behind the quote, though :-(

LadyStyx said...

Cool tat. I suspect you're right about having to wear tights to cover it. That's the thing about some places, they really kinda frown on the body art showing. Like buying a home, it's all about location.

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