Erm, while still trying to figure out the octopus/mermaid thing, I went out today and got a tatt on my inner right ankle. I wanted something with a shot of color since all my other tattoos on my ankles are, for the most part, black. Since I have a thing for classic rose tattoos, I went with another one. I thought about a lotus, but I just like the looks of roses better. First, I went back to the place where the guy embellished my boring butterfly, but he wasn't there. Instead, a youngish girl was going to take on the job. I remember her asking the other guy about tattooing tips the last time I was there, so I told her I was going out for a smoke and hightailed it down the street. HELL NO!! My next stop was about 5 blocks away, to a tiny shop where some guy came highly recommended. But they told me to beware, because he might be ornery and do some yelling :-/. Well, he was a 300 (?) pound plus guy with a beard, covered with tattoos (like a fat Hell's Angel), and he turned out to be a real teddy bear. He also told me that he could fix the hideous tattoo I got on my back (left back shoulder) when I was a youngin', which I am very excited about. NO laser for me, thank God!! So yes, just a simple rose on my ankle today. I took a really crappy pick, though. The lighting sucked.