I was 19 years old and a freshman in college. I was your dream child. I went to a small, private liberal arts school and made a 3.75 every semester. I didn’t drink. I didn’t smoke. I didn’t sleep around. I was the kid that when my parents sent me off to school they didn’t have to worry one bit, because they knew I’d stay out of trouble.
I loved being that girl too. It did not bother me at all. But sometimes it got kind of boring. I wanted to do something that was unexpected. Something that helped me break free of that “good” girl status, but something that did make me a wild ho’ bag either.
My freshman year I went on Spring Break to South Padre Island. Hello Sodom & Gomorrah! That place was insane. A friend & I had just stepped into the elevator 5 minutes after checking in & we had a video camera thrown in our faces showing a guy doing something to a girl I’d never even wanted to hear about, let alone see on camera.
But, it was a fun trip. I went to the beach. I danced [sober] at the clubs. I saw Vanilla Ice (Ice Ice Baby) live (poor guy, he’ll never escape that song.)
Somehow getting our belly buttons pierced came up & I talked my friend Kari into going with me. I’d been wanting it done for awhile, my mother told me she never thought I’d do it (whoops! Big mistake on that one mom) & so I went down to a tattoo parlor & signed up.
Kari made me go first. I didn’t really hurt but she almost passed out when she saw it happen. The tatted up guy was super nice, Kari had her turn, he gave us some soap to clean it, & sent us on our merry way.
AND I LOVED IT! I wore it for 6 years & when I was pregnant I took it out (my grandparents were so happy.) I even have three special rings I bought when I was in Spain, one from Mexico & one from my honeymoon in Hawaii.
I actually miss it. But since I’m still in the “I want more kids” phase it seems pointless to have it done again.
Maybe someday I’ll really break out of that box & get a tattoo? (just joking Grandma, sort of.)
Have a piercing(s) or tattoo(s)? Where & what is it?
2.) A rule I broke.