Yesterday I got a request, from Sonali @ Bollywood Style Dairies, Viintii [an old gym-buddy from Delhi] & Dusk @ The Dusk Zone, to do a post on my tattoos. And Ms. Efficient that I am, I got to it right away! Also, luckily I had these pictures already lined up to post which show my first tattoo. [Yes! I have two!!!]
The First Tattoo is in Japanese Script Kanji and it says "Wicked" [or at least that's what I was told :P] I got this done in December of 2003. Why? No reason, really. I was visiting Delhi, India after 4 years for a childhood friend's "child" wedding [She was only 21!!!]. I had left India in 1998 and moved to Dubai, back then there were no malls in the city. When I returned in 2000 there was only Ansal Plaza [South Delhi] and the good old street shopping. But when I returned in 2003 there were all these big-crowded-malls around the city. So while strolling through one of these malls in Gurgaon, I came across a Tattoo parlour called 'Funky Monkey'. I entered it and out-of-no-where decided spontaneously to get a tattoo some place where I can't see it everyday. And that's the non-exciting story of my First Tattoo.
The Second Tattoo is an Ambigram which read 'Life' if you read it straight but reads 'Death' if you turn it upside down [or when you read it from where my eyes are! :)] Anita [BFF] was visiting me in Delhi [Sept, 2006] before her wedding [Jan 2007] and wanted to get a tattoo before she got married [Don't ask me, Anita - Tell everyone WHY!?]. But was a little scared to do it alone. I had got my first tattoo without any permission from my parents [You all know my Mother, by now, don't you? What do you think? Did she approve? - You think right! :P] so I was a little skeptical about doing it again! But then I am a rebel-without-a-cause, so the day she was leaving [back for Dubai], just few hours before her flight we decided to get it done. Same tattoo, Same place!
The Third Tattoo - Now, after the second tattoo, I thought, "Alright! I will get just one more, but after marriage." With my husband's name or our initials or something cheesy like that! But guess what? My husband doesn't like tattoos [I am sooooooo glad I got the other two before marriage now :P] If, he ever changes his mind, I plan to get one more. Where? That's yet to be decided!
Anyhoooo, in the meantime, this is how I dressed to beat the Texan heat!
Hairpin - From local grocery store [09']
Earrings - ASOS [10']