Day 24 – A picture of something you wish you could change

Okay, okay, let’s get the obvious out of the way—world hunger, child abuse, violence in the Middle East, AIDS epidemic in Africa, Justin Bieber… All of those are universal. We ALL want those things to change. Let’s just assume things like that are a given, and no one’s really interested in writing about them in a photo challenge. No, instead, I’m gonna go way selfish on this one. Something I wish I could change:

 

I hate this tattoo. A lot. I’m actually even embarrassed to post this picture. It was part of the “2008 I’m an idiot” phase. Kanji tattoos are so 1995. I’m not sure what I was thinking exactly. It means strength (and yes, I’m absolutely sure that’s what it means–I have plenty of Japanese friends to confirm), so at least the meaning isn’t stupid. Although, if I had a Kanji tattoo that meant soup, it might actually be kinda funny. But as it stands, this one embarrasses me. Thankfully, my hair is long enough to cover it, but I really worry about putting my hair up and it depends on where I’m going whether I do or not. I don’t know why it bothers me so much. I have several other tattoos that are very large and in visible places, but this one seems so, idk, trashy? I don’t mind the placement, it’s the actual tattoo itself. I want to get a cover-up, but I’m not sure what to get, yet. Ideas?

*******UPDATE**********

I got a coverup–free of charge worked out by my dear friend, Timmy. I got it in honor of my mom. She had an eagle on her back, so I got 2 eagle feathers, one for me and one for her. 🙂

I love it.