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!