Den of the Beastly Bear
Yesterday after snow blowing 6 driveways, I just had a massive headache, and a little tummy trouble...and to be honest I just didn't feel like going in last night.
So I called off!
This offered me a rare chance to go out for a weekday dinner with Momma and Princess Bear.
Princess Bear was beside herself last night, geeked over her newest tattoo. A white heart and cross on her wrist.
Those of you that know me, know that as well as longing for a time when men wore hats and women wore dresses. I also bemoan the fact that beautiful women feel the need to mark themselves up with tattoos!
Yes, I've heard all the arguments...
"It's their body, their choice..."
"It's wearable art..."
"It's how they choose to express themselves..."
I don't buy it!
I personally think it's a bit of a peer pressure/fad thing.
"Did you see so and so's tattoo? That's SOOOO cool, I want one!!!" Kind of thing!
I've said it before, on Facebook and in person, whenever asked!!!
"I have never looked at a beautiful woman and thought to myself 'You know what would make her that much hotter? If somebody would just draw a bunch of stupid shit all over her!'."
In fact I've seen tattoos ruin the looks of otherwise beautiful women!!!
I was at a Safari Club International benefit dinner and auction. I was perusing the silent auction items when I felt someone step up next to me. I turned to see a just stunning auburn haired, green eyed beauty next to me. Her makeup was artfully applied, understated and soft with a pale pink lipstick. The smile I recieved would have launched ships in centuries past!
She wore a pale green, long sequined evening gown.
It fit her fantastically!
It had a midthigh slit in the side, that when she took a step, showed a shapely leg ending in some very classy silver high heeled, sandal style shoes that matched her silver clutch! I would have been completely smitten were it not for one thing.
From between her big toe and the next, there sprouted a vine tattoo! It crossed her foot, twined around her ankle and up her shapely pale calf. The vine sported tri-lobed leaves and thorns. It was naturally colored, to wit, the leaves and vine were green, and a couple of thorns sported a drop of crimson red blood!
In that instant the whole look was ruined for me! She went from "classy" to "trashy" just that fast.
I wasn't thinking "I wonder if that vine represents the struggles she's endured in her life?"
I did not wonder at the skill of the artist, though it was nicely done and probably quite expensive as it looked very realistic.
Instead I thought "What a shame..."
Now I have to say, Princess Bear does her best to work around my feelings while still satisfying herself.
Of course she is an adult and can do as she pleases, but she has honored my requests to date. Those being:
- Nothing on your neck/face.
- Nothing that shows while wearing normal clothing.
- Nothing that will show in your wedding dress. (Not that she'll be wearing one for a while...Dad can hope!)
- Nothing below the thigh that would show in shorts.
Truthfully now, does this look like it needs any extra ornamentation?!?
She also sports a butterfly on her hip and a flower on her ribcage so I'm not an ogre parent that demands she doesn't. Instead I say "I'd prefer you not..."
She claims she wants more...has even tried the "I want a bear paw on the other side of my ribs with the word "Daddy" inside!" To try and sway me... Lol.
And again I say : "You are a woman grown sweetheart, the choice is yours. I love you no matter what!"
We had a nice dinner, I enjoyed my rare evening home...and funny, once I called off my headache seemed to take on much less significance!!!
Be well folks!