Not My Actual Chest. ;)
The decision of whether or not to get your body inked is, and should be, a private and well thought out one. Many folks have asked why a sweetheart good girl would ever want to do that to her body. It is worth mentioning that I am also a marketer and a writer (link to a page on this blog). We tend to be a bit of a kooky bunch as a general rule. (not an aff link)
However, the reasons why I wanted to have a butterfly made out of a pink ribbon needled onto to my left boob are, I think, fairly universal to most folks who choose to be inked. They are:
Because you want to cover an ugly scar. Mine was a biopsy scar.
Because you want to feel better about yourself. Having an unsightly scar made me feel a bit disfigured.
Because you want to honor one or more persons. Wearing a lovely pink ribbon reminds me of my friend who died of breast cancer and my best female friend and mother who are both survivors. (Shout outs to Heidi and Sharon!)
Because you would not want to live without it. If my new ink washed off tomorrow, I would run back to Kory at Tried and True Tattoo (another shout out ’cause he’s an awesome professional artist). Most of the folks I’ve spoken with who truly gave their tats a lot of thought feel the same way.
If you want a tattoo but find that none of the above apply to your situation, I would strongly advise against it. If you regret your ink the day after you get it, there is no easy or cheap way to remove it.