For my 19th birthday I got a tattoo. It’s on my back and has the Alice in Wonderland quote, “curiouser and curiouser” with a book. I spent a year deciding that this was exactly what I wanted and put a lot of thought into this tattoo. As much nice, good comments I have gotten regarding my tattoo, I have gotten twice as many critical comments about it. First off, let me just say that this is my body, and if I want one or a thousand tattoos, it’s none of anyone’s business. Second, this tattoo has a lot of meaning for me. It comes from Alice in Wonderland, which is my all-time favorite book, and reading has always been a way for me to become someone else, and get lost in an adventure. I’m an avid reader, so it just made sense. I know that Lewis Carroll was on drugs when he wrote the Wonderland books. This does not make me a supporter of drugs, people. I know that “curiouser and curiouser” is not a legit phrase, and curiouser is not a real word, but the Wonderland books taught me that it was okay to be a dreamer and an adventurer like Alice was. curiosity is often a good thing, even if it is a wee bit strange. How else would we learn if we were not curious?
No, I will not regret this when I’m older. No, I do not care what it will look like when I’m old. Who cares what they look like when they’re old anyways? No, I don’t view it as sinful. How about instead of judging and jumping all over a tattooed person, ask them the story behind it. It may surprise you!
Stay curious, my friends.