I will NEVER get a tattoo. I just don't see the point. No one in my social circle has one either (or if they do it's on a part of their body that never shows!). I can't imagine what my children would say if I came in sporting fresh ink.
However, one of the things I thought would be fun to do this year is get a henna tattoo. A month's commitment, but then it fades away. I realized yesterday, however, that I was running out of time. Cold weather will be coming soon, and whatever I'd put on my skin wouldn't be visible. What's the use of doing it if people wouldn't see it?
I don't even know of any place close to me where I could get a henna tattoo, so today I moved even farther down the permanence chain and I applied a temporary tattoo to my ankle.
I went to my local drug store to see if I could find what I needed. Since it's coming up on Halloween, they had a display in the cosmetics section that included false eyelashes, body paint, and packages of "body art". I did a little more searching and found a less expensive package of "Realistic Tattoos" in the costume aisle. The designs weren't quite as sophisticated, but were acceptable for my purposes.
Here's the design on my ankle:
It will probably only last a couple of days, but I think the black "ink" against my fair skin should be pretty noticeable until it peels off. I think I'll save the 5-inch wide butterfly and use it as part of my Halloween costume, though.