I found this great little book in one of my favourite girly homewares stores in Terrigal on the Central Coast of New South Wales. It’s called ‘No Tattoos Before You’re Thirty – what I’ll tell my children…’ by Aussie writer Sam de Brito and it’s well worth the $15 and the 20 minutes of your time. It’s insightful and also really funny. Definitely the kind of advice I wish my father had given me.
I’ll have to admit that I got my first, and so far only tattoo (I’m not ruling out more) at the age of 28 but I totally understand where Sam is coming from with his advice. The book is in 2 sections – the front for advice he’d give to a daughter titled ‘for my gorgeous daughter’ and the back is advice for sons ‘to my dashing son.’
The first person who can tell me where I got the picture for my tattoo from then there’s a copy of ‘No Tattoos Before You’re Thirty’ on it’s way to you. Feel free to send in pictures of your own tattoos – as long as they’re tasteful and tell me how old you were when you got them – what was your inspiration and are you still glad it’s a part of you?
I’m curious because I see many people at my Natural Therapies Clinic that have had tattoos removed and they’re usually the ones they’ve had done when they were fairly young.