Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tramp Stamps

For those of you who don't know the definition of a tramp stamp, let me explain. As the internet wiktionary describes it, a tramp stamp is: A tattoo on a woman's lower back. Unfortunately, I have to admit to you all (before bashing the heck outta tramp stamps) that I am a shameful owner of a tramp stamp. Not shameful because I don't like tattoos, it's quite the opposite. I LOVE tattoos. If I could, I'd have lots of them, I think they're beautiful and really cool. I'm shameful because of the location I chose to have this tattoo, thus making it a tramp stamp. I was young, silly, and a few other adjectives.

Needless to say, a tramp stamp is a text book definition of a white trash hoochie mama. There's nothing like seeing a woman bend over and exposing her tramp stamp. I try my best to keep mine hidden but every now and then I'm sure it rears it's ugly head. If only it were in another spot, I'd love it so much more.

The other day, we went out to eat and in the front of the restaurant they had a toy machine for kids. You put two quarters in and out pops a carnival like trinket that's worth about 1/10 of what you put in the machine. Well like every other mother, I caved and gave the kids quarters. I had about half my plate still left and wanted to eat it in peace so this was my way of keeping them entertained for 8 more minutes.

Kora ended up getting a big tattoo of two cherries. As if that's not trashy enough, she asks me if she can use the bathroom. Sure! Another 2 minutes of peace...go right ahead!! When she emerged from the bathroom she had a sneaky little smile plastered on her face so I had to ask. She proceeds to turn around and show me her lower back with two big fat cherries pasted on it. Oh my gosh...I about fainted. Then she says with a grin, "I wanted to be just like you!!" AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! My worst fears!!!!!!!! I wanted to curl up in a ball and die, it was hideous and what was even MORE hideous was how PROUD she was of this. What have I done? What have I created?? Have I made a smaller white trash version of myself? Please tell me this is just a phase and she'll realize how trashy a tramp stamp is. Oh mother...

Sidenote: You think THIS is bad? Austin has encountered a Staff Sergeant (who is a male) with a tramp stamp. At least I fit the definition for it!

10 comments:

Janae said...

Where's your picture? Is yours cherries too? I think I sense an Ensign article coming from this story.

Valinda said...

lol...lol..lol Ahh well at least she likes you, and looks up to you and wants to be like you it could be worse. She could want to be Brittany Spears.Eventually she will hate you and you can look back on these good times. I second the motion I wanna see yours.

the ragsdales said...

I third it, and like a triple-dog dare, that means you have to show it. I like how centered it is on her back, did she have help putting it on? what a cute story.

SM said...

I wanna see it also. Perhaps a photo post with a display of all your tattoos would be in order!

I agreee with Valinda. At least it's not someone gross she wants to be!

I have one teeny tiny tattoo, and I want some more. I love them also. I just can't decide what to get and where.

Lindsay said...

what a super trampy stampy stamp. Way to go Kora. I have to admit... Blake from high school has a tramp stamp... which i guess would make sense since he's gay.

Tara & fam said...

Oh my Kora! She nailed that tattoo centered! How did she do that? I love how in her eyes, it is the most natural thing in the world, like wearing earrings. :) She is so darling!

Camilla said...

my ob/gyn commented about my tat the other day..."that's an interesting birth mark," he said. i laughed! especially since he's my stake pres. too!

Dena said...

Good grief, those cherries look HUGE! That must've been a $1 machine. :)

Victoria said...
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THE RAINES FAMILY said...

Way to go Kora for stamping a perfect stamp on all by yourself! I have to admit-Michael and I wouldn't mind if I had a stamp myself. I guess we're just too chicken to do it!