I’m so bad ass it hurts
Happy Monday everyone! The weekend was good, but did not go exactly as planned. I was going to get a tattoo on Saturday, but ended up drinking a bit too much liquor and not enough water Friday night, resulting in me sleeping late and not making it down. No worries though; this weekend I will be at the shop to ink up as soon as they open!
I’ve been planning this tattoo for months now, and I have a few more ideas for later. I’m big on doing your research before getting anything done, as well as making sure that the design you choose is for you and you alone. For example, some of David’s tattoos are extremely detailed and realistic (yes, I expect you to know who David is and what tattoos I am referring to) and they are bad ass and amazing looking, but as much as I like them, I wouldn’t ever get those designs myself. What works for him would look lame on me, and things that have meaning to him do not necessarily mean something to me. Although, we do have the same chinese symbol, but that’s just because we’re awesome.
If I listened to what other people thought before getting ink done, I would be covered in crazy tribals with butterflies and roses and stars. I’d never request red ink in any design because I’d be afraid of the rumor I heard that it’ll cause my skin to permanently raise up and be bumpy in the red area. I wouldn’t have gotten something on my low back because that’s trashy, or maybe I would because it’s trendy? I’d probably have my kid’s name on me somewhere, because that’s what a good mommy does. Seriously, if you’re committing to getting a tattoo, if you’re prepared for the permanence, PLEASE do what YOU want, and to hell with what anyone else thinks or wants! It’s not their body!
It feels so good to vent on a Monday morning! While I’m at it, I have to get something else out. Every so often, I hear certain people say something along the lines of “Yeah, I’m pretty bad ass, everyone thinks so” or “they all think I’m hot as hell,” or “I’m the best at [whatever it is I do].” When they say it, it’s not in a sarcastic or joking manner, they are being 100% serious, bragging about how amazing they are and how everyone knows it and praises their amazingness. They talk about how people constantly request to befriend them on Facebook/MySpace/whatever site because they hear from others about how awesome they are or because they saw them out in public being totally awesome, and they just HAVE to get to know them better!
I’m going to tell you a secret: People that are truly talented, amazing, popular, well-liked, etc. don’t have to go around bragging about it to any and everyone they encounter. Anyone who spends that much time bragging about themselves, telling the world how kick ass they are, is actually trying to convince those around them of their so-called amazing personality and life. Hopefully if they call themselves bad ass enough times, the rest of the world will start to believe it and it will become a reality! But sadly, it doesn’t work that way. All you end up doing is looking pathetic. Anyone who actually buys into your bullshit is probably as attention starved and lonely as you are.
I knew a guy in high school who used to constantly talk about how often he got laid by all these beautiful women. Turns out he was still a virgin. As a general rule, when you’re bragging about yourself, I will believe the exact opposite about you, and I’ll bet that I’ll be accurate with my belief 95% of the time. Thankfully, I think most people think the same way about these constant braggers. I notice that the minions that buy into the bull and hang on every word tend to be people who don’t have many friends, who have low self-esteem, and who are deluded enough to believe that being liked by this person truly means something.
The sad thing is, if these constant braggers would just knock it off, they would be just fine. They don’t need to run their mouths about anything, and it confuses me that they do. Sure, they’re not the most amazing person to walk the Earth, but neither am I and I feel like I’m doing just fine. People seem to like them, and I tend to like them as well when they’re not telling me how cool and hip they are. I guess someone forgot to tell them that in the real world, popularity doesn’t matter to the average person. Unless you’re running for office or starring in movies, being popular doesn’t get you anything useful.
On another note, my horoscope says I’m going to have an incredible day, so it was very important for me to get all the negativity out as soon as I could this morning! Here’s to a truly Happy Monday!