Monday, December 15, 2008


I have been dying to get a tattoo. I was supposed to get one for my birthday, but I didn't have enough money since any checks I got had to go to buying books and food. Ugh. I still want to get a pin-up girl on my leg and a Fafi girl somewhere (maybe my shoulder or upper back - basically I'm trying to stay away from any body areas where I may already be fat/have potential to get fat. But I'm also super obsessed with the Virgin of Guadalupe (I weird interest in Catholic religious symbols and saints) and luckily enough, I live in LA which means just about every single tat parlor has someone who does the Virgin and does her well.

Okay that sounded super disrespectful and gnarly. Moving on, I just don't know where I would put her. I really want something on my forearm but that's kinda tricky unless you work in a super fun liberal awesome work environment that doesn't get shirty about those things. Espesh since I don't have a job right now.

I just really want to put the Virgin somewhere I could see her, so I could be reminded of her awesomeness all the time. Maybe my upper arm? That just seems so cliche. (Haha, like getting a tat of the Virgin is not)

Meh, I need help. I just don't know what to do! Ladiessss!


Rosalinda said...

i like the virgin idea.
how about the inside of your upper arm like near the bicep.
there you can see her and it's still sorta hidden.

Lolita Hazed said...

What was that other really bomb tattoo idea you had? It was a phrase or something, and it was so you. I think an upper back tattoo would be HAWT.

Frijolita said...

I've been meaning to get a tattoo of the lady of guadalupe too! I think it would look great on the upper arm as well. Check out Suicide Pistolita's version:

Erika said...

Oh yeah, I was going to get "in the hustle I trust" written on my forearm. I'm pretty excited about that. I need to befriend a tattoo artist so I can get that one done for free.

Erika said...

@Frijolita: I really really like hers! I would want mine like that only a little smaller with less bright coloring. Hers is still badass though.

J.E.W.E.L.S said...

omg dude i was gonna get my fafi in the same upper back/shoulder area. sweet. i like rosalinda's idea of the inner upper arm. it'll keep you motivated to work out the guns=)

R! said...

I say get her on your ribs.
Go big or go home.
I have a pin-up on my ribs and its easy to hide, but easy for you to see.

How big do you want her?

Erika said...

Not very big. Smaller than my whole upper arm. Putting her on my ribs would be cool but I'm not really that comfortable with my stomach and I would want to show her off. It's a poor body image thing and I would hate for that to interfere with the greatness of this tattoo.

But the again it could be the perfect thing to shake me out of that.

R! said...

ok, then the arm would be the ideal spot. The back of the arm or inner arm are good if you don't want a spot that too many other people have.

I told myself I would work out after getting my pin-up, but I never really did. I can see when I'm gaining too much because she changes and then I know to calm down on the eating. I have learned the art of pulling my shirt down in the front and up on the back/side to show her off.

Anonymous said...

i have the virgin on the inside of my calf facing my other leg. more discreet than on the outside of the leg but still visible to a degree. plus all you have to do is wear pants to hide it -or leggings.

Dinah said...

That's so effing weird, my friend is obsessed with the Virgin of Guadalupe too. I am totz buying the coffee table book of her.

I likies it.