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Schumin Web tattoo?

January 9, 2006, 6:04 PM

As you may know, my site’s tenth anniversary is coming up in about two and a half months. And I’ve been thinking about how to celebrate it. I want to get myself something for it. What I really want is a custom engraved ring to commemorate the anniversary, but there’s no money in my budget for that. I’m still working on what to do for the anniversary.

One thing I’m certainly not doing is getting a tattoo to celebrate it. I have no tattoos whatsoever, and have always found tattoos on other people to be very low-brow and un-classy. I also think that it’s far too permanent. If you get a tattoo, it’s there, and it’s not going anywhere, regardless of whether you’re twenty, thirty, or ninety. And I don’t know of anything I’d want to have drawn on my body that I would know for sure that I’d want to have on there twenty years down the road.

That and I can’t stand pain, and I understand that getting a tattoo really hurts.

Despite my feelings about it, though, I did have a dream about having a Schumin Web-type tattoo. And what a strange dream it was, too. In this dream, I had my current logo tattooed in full color high up on my right arm, like where the stereotypical biker guy would have that “Mom” tattoo. And my URL was in black beneath it. I must say it was interesting. It was a very realistic image, too. It really looked tattooed directly on skin, and it looked really sharp on my skin, and looked like it had just gotten done. And kinda shiny, too. And I was thinking about how I had this tattoo of my Schumin Web logo and URL on my arm, and that there it was, and that I really did it.

And then it dawned on me, in the dream. I was then thinking, what have I done? I realized at that point that the tattoo was indeed permanent, and that I would be stuck with it on there for life. And even though this was the logo for my own Web site, which I hold near and dear to my heart, I was still upset about the prospect of being stuck with it on my arm for life.

And then I woke up. And I checked my arm, too, to make sure it was still plain. And it was, thank goodness.

Still, I have no tattoos, no piercings, and have had no other strange aftermarket alterations made to my body. I’m as plain as plain can be.

And I am still trying to think about what to get myself for my site’s ten-year anniversary. I want it to be something special, indeed…

Web site: Schumin Web, since that's what we're talking about, after all...

Song: Five O'Clock World by The Vogues

Quote: "I'm going to be stuck with this for life!" - Me in the dream

Categories: Myself, Schumin Web meta