You are a bad influence on me

Yesterday I posted this on both Twitter and Facebook:

And it’s true – it’s something I’ve been thinking about wanting for a long time – but of course, it’s a huge decision to make – bigger than any other tattoo decision I’ve made thus far (see my other tattoos here). And every time I see a girl with a sleeve tattoo I am so jealous. “I wish I could have one of those …”

Well, I can! Right?

So, I posted the message and then I went on with my day, thinking about the tattoo but busy with work so letting it stay in the back of my mind.

The opinions started flooding in. And some of my Facebook friends were not amused:


Okay, counting the people that “liked” this – that adds up to 14 people responding (some more than once). Of those 14, we have 7 for, 4 against, and 3 that are seemingly staying purposefully neutral …

The Twitter responses, however, were overwhelmingly on the same page:

So, Twitter, that’s 8 for, 0 against, and 0 staying purposefully neutral. Unanimous!

So, if you purely look at the numbers, there were almost as many supporters on Facebook as Twitter. So maybe this is not so shocking. But what did surprise me was the strength of the feelings of those against the idea. Some folks really, really hate it! But, it’s awesome feedback. I want to make sure that if I get one (oh, who am I kidding? When I get one …), I make sure it doesn’t look like a hodgepodge of stuff like Sam fears, and I certainly don’t want to throw up on my arm like Matt suggests (I’m not sure I’m that flexible to cover the underside anyway …)

 But, I do think it’s about time to start a conversation with my tattoo artist!

PS. What do you think, blog readers? Are you a good influence on me or a bad one? 😉