So I Got a Tattoo in San Francisco – Mom’s Body Shop

Mom's Body Shop San Francisco

So I Got a Tattoo in San Francisco – Mom’s Body Shop

Call it a midlife crisis.  Call it crazy.  Call it whatever you want.  But for years I have wanted one, and I can’t think of a better place to do it as a 40th birthday gift to myself.  So I got a tattoo in San Francisco, at Mom’s Body Shop, in the super bohemian area of San Fran, the Ashbury and Haight district.

This wasn’t planned.  I mean I talked about it for a while, but walking into Mom’s I hadn’t a clue of what I was getting.  I knew I wanted script.  I knew I wanted it on my foot.  And…well, that is all I knew.  But some how, after being introduced to the cute tattoo artist Olivia, I became brave and made a decision.  I wanted to relate to me, my life and well, a line from a song I like to sing when I had a bit too much to drink.  Amazing – by AreoSmith.

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After Olivia took about 5 minutes to write up my soon to be permanent script on my foot, I wish I had a strong drink at that moment.  She came back with what within 30 more minutes would be my forever reminder of my trip to San Francisco with my best friend.

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And let me tell you something – that sucker HURT!  I don’t know what I was thinking as far as pain, but that wasn’t at all what I imagined.  However, Lamaze breathing came back to me, and it helped, I think.  But in what felt like hours, but was really just about 15 minutes, I had my first tattoo.  I can’t say I am addicted and ready for my next, but I can say I am happy I did it!

So thank you AreoSmith for giving me the words – “Life’s a Journey”.  And thank you Olivia of Mom’s Body Shop for giving me my first tat.

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Do you have a tattoo?  Do you want one?  Tell me…I am curious!


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    • It hurt, and it did for a bit. But I would love to do something like that where it had a special meaning with someone. My BFF that traveled with me and I talked about that. Maybe the next one, if there is every a next one. 😉

  1. How cool!!! OOoh, I have heard that the top of the foot is ROUGH!! I have 3 and pretty much hate them all. I was too young and put zero thought into them. Good for you. Tattoos are fun when you do it right!!

  2. I have many tattoos and can’t imagine the pain of putting it on your foot. HA! I had enough issues when they did it over my shoulder blade! HA

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