June 27, 2012 10 Questions With Crissy Crossbones.
1. What do your children have to say about your tattoos? Tyler is still too young to understand what they are, but Brooklyn and D.J. has been interested in them as long as I can remember. When Brooklyn was around a year old she would run up to me with markers and want me to draw stars and cars on her chest and arms. Now she tells me that she wants tattoos when she is bigger. So I’m assuming she likes them.
2. Since we’re on the subject of moms and tattoos, what does your mom have to say about your tattoos? My mom hated my tattoos. I come from a very religious upbringing, as well as live in the heart of the bible belt. To some people around here, tattoos are still taboo. Now that she has passed away I have gotten two tattoos in honor of her so she better like them now
3. How do other un tattooed moms or parents react to your tattoos? The day I realized I wasn’t going to fit in with “regular” moms is the day children were being dragged away from my children at the local park. As soon as one mother got a good look at me, she literally grabbed her kids and took them to a different area of the park. On the other hand, some mothers don’t say anything at all just compliment on D.J. and Tyler’s mohalks. Agian, I live in the bible belt.
4.Do you ever try to hide your tattoos from your child’s teachers,friends parents, etc? I don’t hide them. I am proud of who I am.
5.Do you have any tattoos dedicated to your children?If not do you plan on getting any? I do! I have a small portrait of D.J. on my leg. He was my NICU baby. I also have a sea turtle with three hawaiian flowers that has my childrens name in hawaiian along with thier birth year.
6. How will you react if and when your children start getting tattoos? As long as they are of age, I really don’t have a problem with it. I just hope that they think about what they want before rushing into anything. I was 18 when I got my first tattoo, and I basically did it out of rebellion. Now I’m stuck with a really crappy tramp stamp.I was 18 and thought I was a total badass. So yeah, I hope my kids put a little more thought into it than I did.
7. Is there anything you would like to let those un tattooed parents that may judge you as a tattooed mom? Play nice! It’s ok if you don’t like my tattoos. I may not like your blouse or your haircut, but I keep it to myself!
8. Do you plan on getting more tattoos? Yes, definitely! It’s basically just a matter of down time. I’ve got many more ideas of what I want.
9. Are you worried about what your tattoos will look like when you’re 80? When I’m 80 I’m not going to give a crap what I look like. I’ll be 80. Everything will be headed way south by that point and I’ll have wrinkles in places I never imagined. I will probably have more pressing matters to worry about like. . . oh. . . staying alive and things of that nature.
10. Did that hurt? This question is always asked with this really uncomfortable smirk on the persons face. Like they just got a whiff of a fart or something. So many times I want to answer like this “No, it felt AWESOME! Having several needles going into my flesh over and over again didn’t hurt one bit. ” Seriously? I don’t care what anyone says. All tattoos hurt to some degree and if they don’t have enough common sense to figure that out than they need help.