Monday, August 24, 2009

Toro! Toro!

Adam and I were driving home the other day when we passed a tattoo parlor. He read the sign and asked me if that was where they did real tattoos or just rub on ones like he has had before. I told him that they did real tattoos. Now, we have had the conversation before where I told the boys how they do tattoos. They both agreed that they did not ever want a tattoo because of the whole needle thing. So I was surprised when a few minutes later, Adam said, "Mom, maybe I want to be a tattoo artist when I grow up." "Really," I said, "Will you give me my tattoos for free*." "Sure," he answered. "You know," I said, "Most tattoo artists have lots of tattoos of their own." I thought that would put an end to the conversation and send him right back onto the entomologist path. But much to my surprise, he said, "Well, I could get a snake on one arm...and a tarantula on the other arm............and a BULL on my CHEST!" I laughed so hard that I almost had to pull off the road! Oh, that kid cracks me up!

*In case you're wondering, I do not have any tattoos. But if I could get them for free, you never know.


Katrina said...

He is hilarious! But ask him if he could forgo the tarantula for something less likely to freak people out. Like a teddy bear.

Katrina said...

*And by "people", I mean me.

Alyson said...

I should show him pictures of the guy who did my ankle tattoo. He was bald and had rams horns tattooed on his head. It was weird.

I agree about the tarantula. Too scary!

Jen said...

Katrina and Alyson, the funny thing is that he's afraid of spiders, too.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer, this post reminded me of something my Joel Adam would have said. It cracked me up. Are you sure that they are not sneaking over to someone's house to watch L.A Ink or Miami Ink?

We are now living in Mesa, AZ. We are enjoying getting to explore the Southwest and make new friends.

Nancy Singleton

Jen said...

Nancy, so good to hear from you! I had heard that you were in Arizona and am glad you are enjoying it. Ada and her family just got back from Disneyland and it made me think of when we visited you in Florida. That was such a long time ago, but I still remember it fondly. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for commenting.

MarmiteToasty said...

What a funny lad LMFAO

I only have 2 tats :)