Is 50 too old to get my first tattoo?

Highly tattood lady in red bikini cartoonI want a tattoo! Not because I’m having a mid-life crisis and I’ve just turned 50, but because I’m arty and creative and … well … I just want one.

I wanted to get one in my 30s, but because of my work tattoos were deemed “inappropriate”. But times have changed. My bosses would have had a fit if I came to work “inked”. The boss I have now would be okay with it. {To him, how I work is more important than how I look. Thats why he gave the 49 year old plump woman a job over the younger hotties. ‘Nuff said!}

So I’m thinking of getting my 1st tattoo to mark – literally – my half century. My 20 year old son is ecstatic because he is tattooed and insists on coming with me. My 23 year old son not so much because he is quite conservative and thinks I will “chicken out”. And my husband will probably have an apoplectic seizure. He is “El Capitano” of the conservatives.

The morning he woke up and pointed out the massive boil on my nostril, only to have his eyes re-focus and realise it was a silver stud that I got when he was out the previous night nearly did the poor man in. I just smiled that morning and gave him my cocky face. That was 18 years ago. Now this tattoo is going to make an appearance within the next few months but he doesn’t think I will actually go through with it either.

“There is something lovely about turning the big 5 0. I’m not concerned about what people think any more. I’m {sigh} content.”

So I’m thinking of getting a beautiful old round clock face tattooed on my upper arm, close to the shoulder. Instead of having two hands on it, I will have four. Two times will be displayed depicting the moments that both of my sons were born. The inner working of the clock will be showing and the outside of the clock will have my two sons names engraved on it. Just a thought at this time, but I want my first tattoo to mean something special and timeless {excuse the pun} to me.

I must admit I am a little scared. Will I regret it? Maybe. But you only live once. Is 50 too old to get my first tattoo? Am I having a mid-lift crisis? No idea.

Tattooist appointment soon! Or, maybe I will get a dragon, or a sword with a big jewel in it, or a decorative cross, or ………
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17 thoughts on “Is 50 too old to get my first tattoo?

  1. You go, girl! 😀 I love the idea you have for your tattoo. I’m afraid the first thing that popped in my head was Robert Downey Jr’s face when I read tattoo..*sighs* I can’t seem to catch up with maturity. Let us know how the appointment goes. And ofcourse, your husband’s reaction. 😉

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  2. Do it! I got my first tattoo at 19 and swore never again cause it hurt like heck but on my 36th birthday last month I got my second – a symbol that represents my daughter’s real name. (Bumbi is a nickname.) I chose white ink because of my job – I got this one on my forearm (what was I thinking?!!) But no regrets and no one has even noticed it.

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  3. My daughter is now 35 and keeps getting new tattoos and she is a nurse and she intends to get more. Covering herself up. I would, but I am terrified of needles and infect easy. Go for it.

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