But tattoos are permanent

In June, my wife and I will celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. Holy crap, that's a long ass time!

We've had this long running joke, which isn't so much a joke as it is common sense. It usually starts off with somebody asking me if I have my wife's name tattooed on my body. The response is always the same, “What, are you crazy? Tattoos are permanent.”

So, it's sorta been a mutual agreement that no matter how long we were together, we wouldn't cross that line and tattoo one-another's names on our bodies. Well, this past Monday, I broke that agreement.

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Chris didn't seem upset when I surprised her with it Monday night. Actually, I think she was just short of giddy.

To answer your obvious questions:
– No, it wasn't the most painful tattoo I've ever received (actually, it was barely even uncomfortable)
– It healed in about 3 days
– No, my lip did not swell up like a balloon
– Yes, I am crazy to be getting the inside of my lip tattooed

My tattoo artist put a photo of the tattoo up on his blog taken minutes after it was done. You can check it out here if you'd like.

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4 Comments

  1. VirtualChris on March 30, 2007 at 4:52 am

    John,

    Thanks for tatooing my name on your lip.

    You are so sweet!!

    VirtualChris (DreamWorks)



  2. Nichole on March 30, 2007 at 7:09 am

    WOW! I LOVE IT! 🙂

    Congratulations on 18 years together!!
    In today's world that's like 100 years!

    I love you both. Looking forward to what the next 18 will bring with our families.

    Love,
    Nic



  3. Sean McLean on April 2, 2007 at 3:39 am

    I'm pretty sure I still have a picture from the wedding… careful I just may post it somewhere!



  4. John on April 2, 2007 at 4:42 am

    Sean, you don't scare me. Remember, I already posted these photos, I can handle a wedding photo or two…