Tit For Tat

Let’s have a little fun. I have already established in my previous blogs that I am far from vanilla. So this particular blog is about my wife and I and our enjoyment of tattoos and piercings.

I got my first piercing at the ripe old age of fifteen before most men had even considered piercings. I spent the summer in Milwaukee with my aunt and her family. I worked two jobs, one as a painters apprenticeship and one as an inventory specialist. Yup I wanted to make some money. Really it wasn’t about the money but rather me wanting to do something that summer as I was left alone pretty much every day. So back in those days the carding of minors was to say the least lacking. I was actually able to get into bars and buy liquor. Yeah I grew facial hair like nobody’s business but like I said the carding of minors wasn’t really a thing. So at the end of the summer I decided to freak my parents out and I got my ear pierced. These days it doesn’t seem like much back back in my youth it was. As I got off the airplane in Colorado and walked to the concourse sporting a six inch hanging cross on my ear I saw my parents response. Yeah not happy campers but I was that kid.

Tattoos, usually reserved for the military and bikers back in the day. I turned eighteen and it was time. Did I go and pick out a standard tattoo? No I went into a shop and had a guy freehand it. To this day that’s my favorite tattoo.

So yeah I started young and got into piercings and tattoos before it became a socially acceptable thing. I had my nipple pierced before guys did that, I had my tongue pierced before most men. I am not saying that I was a trend setter, I could have cared less about that but I did back then what people nowadays consider the norm.

I have gotten several piercings and tattoos since and my wife is also big into both. We both have pierced nipples and nether regions.

The point of this blog? I laugh a little. One of the first things we did as a couple was to get matching tattoos. We had an infinity sign with the word love embedded in it on our necks. We are just that couple. It was back before we had kids.

Fast forward to the present day. Five years later we have a lot going on. Kids, careers, a business and a training schedule which leaves very little free time. I took the kids out for ice cream, they rarely get sweets in our household, and a guy was handing out cards trying to boost the business of the tattoo shop he worked at. We had previously discussed doing another matching tattoo and this just seemed to be a great time to do them. I sent a text to my wife and I said we are going to get the tattoo we discussed. She responded with OMG really? It was on. We took turns that evening at the shop and we both got another infinity sign intertwined with a heart on our lower abdomen area. For the record, our last name is Hartt, so it was symbolic in multiple ways for us. We will probably continue to get more ink and possibly more piercings. Why tell you this? Part of the reason we have no issues with getting new ink at our ages with kids, careers and a booming business is because we bust our asses in the gym, we watch what we eat and we stay fit year around. Keto and BFR band training is our fitness secret. We ink because this is our lifestyle and we both refuse to grow old gracefully.

#keto

#bfr

#tattoo

#piercing

#love

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