“You really don’t want to go any smaller than this,” she says as she looks at the tattoo print-out. “Any smaller and you’ll lose definition.”
She says something similar about the second printout: “At this size, some of these closer lines will start blending together in about 5 years’ time.”
“Neither of those are to scale,” I had warned in my ultra-cautious, nauseatingly-meek voice. “I was actually thinking of something smaller?”
Two tattoo ideas — both meticulously researched, although one way more so than the other. For one tattoo, I spent hours on a design website, agonizing over the perfect cursive font for the words. The other tattoo had been mulled over for the last 8 years. One is a line in a Spanish language poem. The other is a variation of the Celtic trinity knot. But both shared the same theme: small, subtle, unassuming.
And both were met with the same answer: that’s really not an option. Continue reading