this post from The Loom, which I found through Seed Magazine's Daily Zeitgeist, truly resonates with me.
I decided, not long after the most recent tattoo, that my next one will be book/library science-related. I have some intense research to do in order to come up with exactly what I want, but the topic is set. Maybe next year some time but who knows if I'll be able to last that long. I don't know if it works that way for everyone, but once I got one I jonesed for the second and now it's even worse! I'd go out and get one after work tonight if I could come up with something I wanted but I'm not a bit impulsive about my tats. They result from research and introspection which I can't get my mother or my best friend to understand.
My roomie (the best friend) already told me that when she gets married I'll be wearing a shawl to cover the one on my back, but now I have a pretty big on on my right forearm so I guess I'll be wearing gloves now too...where, oh where, should my next tattoo go so she can't cover it up without me walking down the aisle in the coveted maid-of-honor position covered in a garbage bag?