kids and tattoos

i went to the movies last night with a group of middle schoolers. we saw “prince caspian” of the narnia series. it was good, though we had the entire theater to ourselves, which made for lots of noise and finger puppets.

anyway, before the film, we stopped in at mcdonalds for some nourishment. it happened to be connected to a convenience store which happened to have a tattoo machine–the kind where you insert 2 quarters and get a fake tattoo in return. seeing this as an opportune bonding moment, i invited the kids to pick out a tattoo for me to paste on my arm. after much deliberation, they decided i should get one of the “magic” type tattoos, hoping for a dragon. the less desirable options included silly flowers and hearts, sports and racing, or random “lovey” airbrushed types. i put my quarters in under the pictures of dragons and swords… but out popped a tattoo of two people embracing romantically, with the words “lets get it on” inscribed in cursive below. oops.

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