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).