Time To Be Heard

Hi. Let me introduce myself. I’m Nicky. Sometimes Mike lets me post a few words here on his blog. Since he and his brain have gone fishing, I’ve decided to take over. I have domination issues.

One time, when Mike let me, I wrote about my tattoos. You can find it here, although I’m sure you won’t go look because, let’s face it, I’m not Mike.

I want another tattoo but I don’t know what to get. So I asked for suggestions. Some of you were kind enough to offer some, although you probably didn’t realize it was me and thought you were talking to Mike. That’s ok, I understand. He is, after all, a two-time winner. Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for Oprah to call.

In any case, I’ve put together my interpretations of your suggestions. I’d really appreciate it if you’d cast your vote. Just pretend I’m Mike.


Update: I made some changes to #5. I think it looks better now. Thanks MikeWJ!


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  • Mikewj

    Hey, where’s Mike? rnrnI miss Mike. Mike was nice, and humorous, and he had a really interesting grandfather. rnrnWell, you’ll do, I suppose, Nicky.rnrnRegarding the tattoos: They’d all be fabulous, but I’m partial to number 5, with one minor suggestion: How about you switch out a couple of puzzle pieces for a hunk of cheese, or a butterfly? Then you’ve covered the range of alternatives that your readers suggested.rnrnIt’s just a thought, though, because only you can choose your tatts in the end. Or on the end, as the case may be.

  • Mikewj

    Oh, do the puzzle pieces represent your sons? If so, then how about adding some cheese and a butterfly.

  • #2. only because a butterfly is going to be my next tat. not that particular butterfly…but a butterfly.

  • Um, apparently Mike’s absence is affecting your eyesight. #5 has (from the top, moving clockwise):rnrna heart for my manrna laptop to represent Mike’s love of bloggingrna butterflyrna treble clefrna wedge of cheeserna puzzle piece for son #1rna maple leafrna puzzle piece for son #2rna fleur de lysrna puzzle piece for son #3rnrnDon’t worry, I’m sure Mike will be back soon.rn

  • I had a feeling you’d pick that one πŸ™‚

  • Oh good, I’m glad you wrote something cuz I didn’t want to have to send ANOTHER memo reminding you to keep things going.nnThanks.nnnn

  • How do you even put up with me? You’re welcome.rnrnBTW, you can vote too. Your vote is the mostest especial and even if you choose one that nobody else votes for I’ll probably get it anyway ’cause you’re Mike and everyone knows Mike trumps all.

  • Stop everything Darling Nicky. Who is Mike and why are you talking about him on your blog? Also, why is everything copying about a hundred times? Also, those tats do not look a thing like I suggested. Nicky, I will still love you even if you get a weird tattoo, but wait and come here and we’ll go get you one that will thrill you forever.

  • Stop everything Darling Nicky. Who is Mike and why are you talking about him on your blog? Also, why is everything copying about a hundred times? Also, those tats do not look a thing like I suggested. Nicky, I will still love you even if you get a weird tattoo, but wait and come here and we’ll go get you one that will thrill you forever.

  • Mikewj

    This is a true story and not a joke: I was so fixated on the eye-catching pattern of the leafless vine intertwining with the ring, plus the thing that looks like a purple cow bell with holes in it, that I didn’t pay close attention to the rest of the design. For example, I didn’t see the maple leaf at all. I had to search for it just now–twice–after seeing it on your list. I also overlooked the butterfly. The puzzle pieces I got right away, and the heart (interesting shape there), and the fleur de lys. The laptop I got a little later, but before seeing this list. rnrnWhat this says is that I’m probably borderline autistic or something.rnrnSorry I wasn’t paying better attention. I did try, but sometimes I have trouble focusing. I’m sure Jepeto, the quiet one, understands.rnrnAnyway, I might suggest turning the cheese yellow or orange, and perhaps adding some green leaves to the vine so it look more vine-like and visually says, “This is a living thing. My life is active. I am alive.” And perhaps enlarging some of the fetishes for dumb guys like me, or people with poor eyesight.rnrnAgain, not that you’re asking for suggestions.rnrnWhat I’m saying, I guess, is that if you’re going to get a tattoo, I really like #5 because it’s very symbolic, and of many things. rnrnAnd now, I need to get some professional help.rnrnrnrn

  • Jepeto

    Number 6 is a vagina, right?

  • Nicky, I thought #5 was a ring of thorns that you would tattoo around your head. I was not going to vote for that.nIf you want to make people laugh, choose #7. They will of course be laughing at you.nBut since you are looking for an honest opinion I would suggest the butterfly.nWhen do we get to vote on the size of the tattoo?n

  • Sheesh, I’d hate to see what your girlfriend looks like. No, #3 is a vagina.nn: )

  • You don’t. Ever.

  • You’re funny πŸ™‚ rnrnIn my defense, since I can’t draw for shit, I used photoshop to put together most of those images. Obviously, my photoshop talents are only slightly less laughable than my drawing talents. I would only use the image to suggest to the tattoo artist what I want and then let them choose the colours, sizes and other details. rnrnPlease let me know how the professional help works out for you. I’ve been thinking I could probably use some myself.rnrn

  • Yes, number 6 is a vagina.

  • Yes, number 3 is a vagina.

  • I like the ring of thorns thing, even if you do get to tattoo it on your head. Then again, I’m weird. πŸ˜€

  • And that’s why I like you πŸ™‚

  • Nicky, this isn’t funny. Where are my comments? I’ve left 3 at least. Where are they, Sweetheart?

  • Mikewj

    That’s looking super-cool, Nicky. The colors, the leaves. And now I can see the butterfly, maple leaf and cheese very clearly. Nice work, and I don’t think it look amateurish at all, I really don’t. The symbolism is really nice, too.rnrnMy new therapist–and team of them, really–is recommending a long stay in quiet padded room. I’ve asked for room service, but we’re still negotiating.

  • Jepeto


  • Jepeto

    The quiet one…i like, since i talk way too much and people want to install a filter between my brain and mouth. I still think that number 6 looks like a vagina.

  • That’s what happens when you don’t give me any details! Actually, when I did a search for a “spiritual” image, I got the picture of the 2 hands cupped together with the sun streaming through. I added a picture of a wheel of Brie to it. If you are willing to provide more details, I am willing to redo it. Really, at this point, even if you didn’t provide a lot of details, I think I’ll redo it. Jepeto insists that it looks like a vagina! The last thing I need is another vagina!!

  • I like #5. Why? Because it looks wonderful. Oh and because I SUGGESTED IT! At least I think I did… In some comment way back when Mike wasn’t king of the world yet. And if I didn’t, I definitely thought about it. Anyway, I would go with #5, but ultimately it’s your tattoo and your choice, Nicky. πŸ™‚ Although, #1 is really cute too. And #6 is awesome, I mean who wouldn’t want a tattoo of a vagina?

  • Jepeto

    Depends where you tattoo it. You could hear *WRONG HOLE FOOL!* a lot.

  • #6 is spiritual brie! Where have you been?

  • Are these your interpretations or the actual design of the tattoo you are going to get? I mean you could go to the tat parlor and give them one of these pictures and tell them what you are going for and see what they come up with. Where are you going to get it? I do think you must get one of #3 even if you decide to get another one that has more meaning to it.

  • I’d might opt for #3 – it’s cute, it’s simple, it’s an inside joke.rnrnThe ring of charms is nice too! You’ve symbolized your loved ones – except Jepeto (unless he’s represented by the butterfly charm, in which case you’ve released him way too early IMHO – or, he is the musical charm, soulfully wailing away on his harmonica in his cage ;-).rnrn

  • Ew.

  • Why do you consider that picture of me and inside joke? :-)rnrnI have symbolized all my loved ones and some of the things I love. Why bring Jepeto into the conversation?rnrnSeriously, thank you for voting πŸ™‚ Even though I have a favourite, it’s fun to see what appeals to other people.

  • These are my interpretations, but since I am not much of an artist, I would leave the final design up to the tattoo artist based on the winning picture.

  • Of course #5 is wonderful because you did suggest it and you are Finnish and from the best and smartest country in the whole world! rnUm…I actually wouldn’t want a tattoo of a vagina. But I’m not Finnish or Mike, so what do I know?! πŸ™‚

  • Good.

  • Gotta go with number three. It will create a story to tell, you can make up crazy stories to go with it if you don’t really like the person who’s asking and it’s purple.

    Number three, final answer.

  • Jepeto

    i don’t know. Where am I?

  • You don’t think “I asked for tattoo suggestions on my blog and then created images of what my readers suggested and then let them vote on those images and then PERMANENTLY tattoed the winning image on my body” is a crazy enough story? πŸ™‚

  • I like the vagina one too.

  • I like the vagina one too.

  • Jepeto


  • This is a hard one Nicky, because it’s your tat and you have to be happy with it. Hmmmm I can’t pick one, even though I have starred at each one for over 20 seconds now, my retention is very limited.

    I would say #4 cuz of course wine and cheese, no strike that, #5 thorns might suit you, naaaaaaa, damn.

    I say no tat, instead get a piercing, perhaps we could vote on placement and Mike can video the pain of it all.

    #3 is a vagina??? No wonder I am single again ………..

  • Honestly, I would be happy with any of those tats, so there really is no wrong choice!

    As for a piercing, once upon a time, I had my belly button pierced. It wasn’t that bad, but now I have a little too much belly to pull it off πŸ™‚

    #3 isn’t really a vagina, but Jepeto and Shawn have a 6th sense. They see vaginas so I just agree with them. I’m sorry to hear you’re single again. *hugs*

  • LOL it is good to agree with them, especially over vagina’s, I think……

    Thank you so much for the hugs, but everything happens for a reason and it’s been actually nice. I guess you could insert a thousand sayings, like one door closes and another opens. But in the end, we were better friends then bride and groom. So I still have a wonderful friend and have to learn to dust and do laundry again πŸ˜‰

  • I like #3 the best!

  • ahahahahhahahah

  • πŸ™‚

  • xoxoxo

  • I love #5. It’s very feminine and cute, just like you. I would just had a bottle of red wine. Perhaps a nice Pinot. πŸ˜‰

    I want a tattoo of a small guardian angel on my right shoulder, but I want Kat von D to do it and haven’t been able to connect with her.

  • *blush* Thanks Jayne πŸ™‚ I think I will add the bottle, and a very high heeled stiletto as well!

  • Oh, SNAP! You go, girlfriend! πŸ˜‰


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