Wifey & meself recently marked a landmark in our relationship. We've been together fer 10 fooking years - Feb 12 was our fifth wedding anniversary & we'd been dating fer a previous five! Time fooking flies when yer having fun (am sure a lot of headlocked hubbies out there will understand me is obligated to say this! . . . aaaargh, not so hard, wifey!).
Anyways, me has been nagging me wifey fer fooking ages to get some ink. Finally, she relented & said we could mark our decade together with some ink.
As you can see from the pix, wifey (below) opted fer an Egyptian Ankh. She chose it because it is a powerful symbol of life. Plus in one of her fave graphic novels, Death (in the shape of a teenage female Goth!) is allowed to roam earth once every 1000 years. She experiences everything a mortal does but is most moved when she loses her Ankh & has to pay to replace it.
As fer me, I chose to get me name in Chinese calligraphy to reflect me mixed heritage. So no corny cupids or "Jonny Depp/Wynona Forever"-type tats!
Although it was a fairly small tattoo, I was ever so proud of wifey as she hardly flinched & took the pain like a trooper. Her tat was on the nape of her neck & it is quite a painful area fer ink, especially fer a first-timer. But she took everything in stride. Already, me is planning fer more excursions to tattoo studios fer hubby-wifey ink sessions!
I have to say it was really cool that wifey agreed to do it & it means a lot to me. So if there are any couples out there scratching yer heads over anniversary/valentine's pressies, go get a tat instead. Yer other half will be chuffed no end.
ps: Thanx to Benny at Inked Tattoo Studios (No 39-1, Jln PJS 11/28B, Sunway Metro, 46150 PJ. Tel: 012-8208269 / 017-252 6969. email: firstname.lastname@example.org)