Burn, Baby, Burn

6E59BC7E-5CCD-46A5-8B63-4E90D19DD274In a moment of weakness, I walked through the door and announced, “I want a tattoo.”

The man behind the counter, oozing with charisma, smiled and said, “You’ve come to the right place, as this is a tattoo parlor.”

“Cool,” I said. “Do you have a permit to give tattoos?”

“Well, if you’re looking for substantiation, my business license is hanging on the wall here,” he said, pointing to the framed document.

“Cool,” I said again. “So what are my options?”

“Does size matter?” he asked me.

Of course size matters,” I said. “I want something that looks like a flame and I want it on my entire forearm.”

He pulled a book of tattoo designs from under the counter and said, “I think I have something perfect for you. It’s called ‘Burn, Baby, Burn,’” and he flipped to a page in the book.

“Perfect,” I said.

And that’s how I got my first — and only — tattoo.

Written for these daily prompts: Daily Addictions (moment), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (tattoo), Ragtag Daily Prompt (charisma), Your Daily Word Prompt (substantiation), Word of the Day Challenge (options), Weekly Prompts (size matters), and The Daily Spur (burn).

10 thoughts on “Burn, Baby, Burn

  1. SueW August 24, 2019 / 11:22 pm

    Don’t blame your guy for stopping at one. Recently a friend’s daughter got married, she wore a beautiful white gown. Sadly the whole virginal bride look was spoiled by her arms that were covered in tattoos, legacy of a foolish youth.

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  2. jenanita01 August 25, 2019 / 1:58 am

    That is a lovely tattoo… but they don’t stay like that forever. Get to my age and it will look totally different, not to mention how much they hurt at the time!

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    • Fandango August 25, 2019 / 7:17 am

      I’ll have to take your word for it. I’ve never actually gotten a tattoo.


  3. leigha66 August 25, 2019 / 4:58 pm

    A moment of weakness huh? My boyfriend got one of his when he was drunk at a rodeo… it is a really bad ttatoo too. Mine, I planned about 3 years out. Good story!

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