So a couple of weeks ago I had to go and fix a couple of work's servers. They're located in a hosting facility called Global Switch, which is in Docklands.
Imagine my delight, on reading the directions for finding the place, when I found out that I was going to "East India Docks"!
My PotC quotes at this point were sadly completely wasted on my colleagues, but I did find an enthusiastic interest from lzz
via SMS, so my burst of amusement wasn't totally lost.
I think it was on the DLR on the last leg of the journey that our SMS conversation reached the point where we decided I should get a pirate brand to mark the occasion :) Now, I've been having quite a bit of tattoo lust lately, just that non-specific 'must get a tattoo, must get a tattoo' itch that anyone with a few already will probably be familiar with... damn things are addictive. Anyway, I was a bit taken aback when a design leapt from out of nowhere, straight into the front of my generally unartistic mind, and insisted it was a great idea. Combining the timing with the tattoo lust, it was all I could do not to get it done on the way back from Docklands :-P
However, as with all great tattoo ideas, I thought I'd let it sit a month or two and see if it still seemed like a clever idea. Especially as this one wants to live on my inner wrist... I originally never planned to get any tattoos on my lower arms, so that I could cover up what I've got easily when older if I should want to do so. However, I think at this point I've come to feel that no matter what I'm like when I'm older, I won't be completely embarrassed of what I'm like now (not something I could have said at age 21 when I had my first tattoo!), so I think I feel comfortable with the idea of this tattoo position these days.
In the meantime, I got dumped. See previous whining for details, but obviously it left me in a weird frame of mind. The last bit, where I found out that I got dumped for being too nice
, mostly left me hugely pissed off. And so, I decided I was going to cut said design into myself right now, and carry on thinking about having it tattooed. It's only a light cut, (a) because I'm a big girly wuss, and (b) because of the location. Mostly (a). :)
So, after all that build-up... ( teh pixx0r )
It's meant to say EI (East India!), if you look at it from the right angle, and more importantly it's not meant to say anything most of the time. It's just a nice simple abstract. It'd be nicer as a tattoo, as it would all be even and straight, but I think the basic idea looks okay this way too...