Cara's been scheming for a couple of months. Seems that Michael has long wanted a tattoo, and Cara has long said, "No way, Jose." For his 30th birthday, she decided she'd surprise him by giving her blessing for a tattoo after all.
Last night was the night. I showed up at the tattoo parlor and waited with my camera. When Cara and Michael walked in, he was under the impression that they were just checking out prices, in case Cara ever changed her mind. When my flash went off, Michael turned around, busted into a full-out laugh, and said, "Oh! What are YOU doing here??" Took him a minute to realize I was there for him and not for me. LOL! Luke came too, to offer moral support. He's been inked several times.
Michael knew he wanted his name in Hebrew, and had already gone online and found how to write it. Lucky for us, the Jewish woman at the counter is fluent in Hebrew and was able to correct the spelling from the feminine form of Michael to the masculine form. HA! How hilarious would that've been? She also flipped the word right side up (we had it upside down) and made it read right to left instead of left to right. Seriously. How lucky is Michael that we picked a shop with a fluent Hebrew speaker working the counter? lol!
So, Michael is inked.
I wanted one, too. I knew I would, and Darren knew I would. When I left the house at 9, he said, "Don't come home with a tattoo." LOL! I told him that giving me orders like that might just make me wanna rebel. But in all honesty, even though I'd love a tiny little speck of a nose ring, and I'd consider a smallish tattoo on my ankle, I won't do either, out of respect for my husband. It's not that I'm obeying him. It's just that I love him enough to put my own desires aside. He does the same for me consistently. It's one of the reasons our marriage works so well. We respect each other immensely and make sacrifices on a regular basis.
I think it's so cool that Cara set aside her dislike of tattoos for Michael.
True love, and all that.
So. Should Darren ever change his mind.... what should I get? :D