A lot of people want tattoos, but many fret over the permanence: that they’ll pick something they won’t want to look at after <insert random measure of time here>. You know how you avoid that? Go with something you love.
Five years ago, as is my and many people’s Autumn tradition, I placed several pumpkins and mums in front of my place. I then left them there for way too long, to the point the pumpkins turned into orange sacks of mush and seeds. Once I finally cleaned them up, I paid no mind to the seeds left behind on the dirt. Then, in the Summer, what anyone who knows anything about nature (not me, apparently) could predict, happened:
Pumpkin vines! How cool is that?
Shortly after, the most gorgeous, wondrous blossoms blossomed!
I was hooked by the stunning flowers, and repeated the place pumpkins -> let them rot -> wait for vines and blossoms process until my condo association decided to cover my little patch of dirt with stones. Because rocks are prettier than flowers, I guess.
Still, my love of these late-Summer bloomers remains undeterred. SO, if I can’t watch them grow naturally, why not put one on my arm?
Yes, that’s tattoo logic right there. Don’t analyze it, just accept it 😀
Artwork done by the most-excellent artist Chris Adamek at Immortal Ink in Clinton, NJ.
Thanks for reading,
2 thoughts on “Tattoos and rotten pumpkins”
Awesome! I want to try leaving rotting pumpkins in my yard!
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Being lazy sometimes has advantages 🙂