I can’t say that I’m a proponent of tattoos. I could never understand the need for Rob and Dave (or anyone for that matter) to endure the unnecessary pain of a tattoo. Plus, if you get tired of it, there’s nothing you can do about it! Well, like all children, they didn’t listen to Mom and both were very creative in their choice of tattoos. I just shook my head and said, “There’s no way you’d get me to go through unnecessary pain. You guys are nuts!” But, I still applied the A&D ointment on their new tattoos; cringing the whole time.
When Dave returned from the Marshall Islands, he already had a clear picture in his mind of what he wanted to add. It took 25 hours to complete his vision. He was so proud of the final product! Once it was finished, he said to me, I’m planning to have one more tattoo in honor of you. I was surprised to hear that he wanted a dandelion with the vines wrapping around his wrist like a bracelet.
You see, when Dave was a little boy, he was always so proud to bring me a bouquet of dandelions. So, needless to say, I am proud to have a dandelion tattoo on my arm in Dave’s honor.
I’m sure I won’t get tired of it.