It's the symbol of my zodiac sign (Sagittarius) in a circle. I was inspired by my friend Adriana, who has two small tattoos in the same place. Here are Adriana's tattoos:
And here is Adriana herself:
While getting a tattoo in the same place that she has one did not make me as beautiful or as kind as Adriana, or give me her rockin' bod and amazing wardrobe/shoe collection, I do love it, and am going to get another one in a color. Here's what I want:
It is the symbol for the Sanskrit word Ananda, which means joy, or more specifically, the joy that is inside you. I love this for many reasons. I often need to be reminded that there is joy, not only in the world, but inside of me. And I have two other tattoos in other places that are the symbols for love and peace. So with joy, I'll have a hat trick of good feelings with me all the time.
(It has been pointed out to me that this symbol sort of resembles the one Prince chose to replace his name, and certain friends have inquired as to whether I'll be going by "Video Producer Formerly Known as Ann Burr." The answer is no, I will not.)
So this week, Theresa and I will be heading back to Tattoo Me in Dobbs Ferry (yes, there is a tattoo parlor in Dobbs Ferry, and no, I have no idea how it stays in business) to visit the hot 20-year-old tattoo artist named Matt who, alas, has a girlfriend and so is not tempted by the likes of me and Theresa. But he's hot and funny and really nice, so we flirt with him anyway. Lucky Matt.
As for why Theresa is coming, I barely go to the bathroom by myself, let alone to a fucking tattoo parlor. You should have seen the guy who was hanging out there the last time we went - he had tattoos all over his entire body, including his face, and was pounding Budweiser tall boys at 11 AM. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it WAS a weekday. Oh, who am I kidding? I'm just jealous my lifestyle doesn't allow for such behavior. And he turned out to be totally nice.
If I were Ted, I'd be semi-concerned that I was going to end up married to someone with a sleeve or something. But he seems completely