Sunday was a day of adventure. J-Dawg and I hopped in her car and headed north.
Jenn’s daughter Hannah was having a Birthday!! Her one request…a tattoo.
Jenn agreed as long as she was there. So off we went.
Hannah and her girls were busy with school stuff for the morning so Jenn and I got to wander around town a bit.
There seemed to be owls everywhere I turned.
Then it was time to pick up the girls.
We stuffed as many as we could into the car and headed off to grab some lunch.
After a short walk to “Bang Bang Body Art”….
… we got Hannah signed in…
…. then we waited…
…finally it was Hannah’s turn! There were too many of us to all go in with her. Sadly I was not able to see the work in progress.
Then she emerged with the BIGGEST smile on her face.
The tattoo that Hannah chose is a Yiddish saying.
The translation is “I would run in the streets”.
Imagine for whatever reason you cannot do or be what you want to do or be. There are many nuances to this, from physical ailments to religious and political oppression. Then someone asks, “what would you do if you had the freedom and capability to do anything?” The answer….”I would run in the streets”. Hannah told me that she chose this saying as a “gentle reminder”. Take it as you will. This tattoo is not for you or for me, it is for Hannah and Hannah alone.
The funniest part of the day was right after Jenn popped out with a look of absolute horror on her face. Her concern was that because the phrase was in Yiddish the artist would not know if it was backwards or not. Neither Jenn nor I would know if it was backwards either! Fortunately Hannah’s friend Sophia who is also in the Yiddish studies program was there to confirm that the direction was correct….whew! For extra confirmation, Hayley understands enough Yiddish to be able to confirm that it was correct as well. Dodged a bullet there Bang Bang!
- Any Tattoos?
- Favorite phrase?