I'm Choosing To Put A Bumper Sticker On A Ferrari Because It's My Ferrari, So Keep The Tattoos Coming
Health and Wellness

I'm Choosing To Put A Bumper Sticker On A Ferrari Because It's My Ferrari, So Keep The Tattoos Coming

I have chosen all of my tattoos based on some kind of life significance to me.

1192
I'm Choosing To Put A Bumper Sticker On A Ferrari Because It's My Ferrari, So Keep The Tattoos Coming
Samuel Craft

“Why would you put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari?” one might ask, and my simple answer is because it is MY Ferrari.

Coming from my Catholic Italian family, tattoos and any kind of marking up of the body, especially on women, was not exactly encouraged. So, when I came home at 17 with a stud in my nose and the following year with my first tattoo, my dad said the whole bumper sticker line to me to sway me from ever getting another.

“Well, what does the bumper sticker say?” I replied, “If it is something I feel strongly or passionate about, of course, I’d smack that bumper sticker right on.”

And there it was, that’s when I made the deal with my father (and mother, I may add) to only get permanent ink needled into my skin if it genuinely means something to me.

So here I am four years later and four tattoos deep, each one representing my impulse to document my life in a different manner.

I identify greatly with my zodiac sign as a Scorpio, and I’ve been addicted to reading my horoscope since I was about 15. For a first time tattoo, I wanted to get something tiny, simple and of course meaningful. My zodiac sign makes me feel connected and proud of who I am, and I don’t know about you, but I find that pretty meaningful.

Yes, I know, this Jimmie Davis tune is a cliche that many of us connect to our childhood, but that doesn’t make it any less significant in my eyes. My older sister and I are especially close, so we decided to get tattoos to embody that. But we do have two brothers who we are also very close too, but they were less keen on getting matching tattoos, and we still wanted them to be apart of the permanent piece as well. That’s why we decided on these lyrics from the same song our parents sang to all four of us; not to mention it also has the first initial of all of our names within it (Nina, Michael, Nicolas, Ariana).

Serendipity is “the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way," according to the Oxford Dictionary. The definition of the word speaks for itself with this one, in terms of why I’d want this inked onto my body.

My most recent tattoo is a pair of John Lennon style glasses that I got with my best friend of 15 years. She is the kind of friend that is no longer just a friend, but a legitimate part of my family as I am hers. We grew up together, and the soundtrack to our childhood mainly consists of The Beatles.

My advice to anyone that’s in the market of wanting a tattoo, is to make sure it is something you genuinely want to have on your body for the rest of your life. Whether it has some deep meaning to you or not, I would say it’s aesthetic appeal to you can be just as important.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Swoon

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B just dropped the hottest summer single yet. It's called "WAP" and we're going to get into all the intoxicating lyrics.

This song empowers females and their sexuality. These women put the ridiculous music industry female beef to bed, and I mean tucked away in a coma.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How To Write Down The Holy Grail Recipe Everyone Begs You To Make

Because everyone has a signature cocktail, cake, or pasta they bring to every potluck.

NBC

From back when I used to bring my mom's classic white chocolate chip cookies to preschool on my birthday to now stirring up my signature tequila cocktails at every friends' barbecue, I've always had a couple of standby recipes in my culinary rotation.

Keep Reading... Show less
Adulting

Meet My Cat: Cheshire, The Stray Turned House Cat Who Lives in Michigan

I never considered myself a cat person, but Chess immediately stole my heart.

Madelyn Darbonne

In 2016, a stray cat gave birth to a litter of three grey kittens on my aunt and uncle's property. I had never considered myself to be much of a cat person, but these furballs immediately stole my heart. I got to watch them grow up until they were old enough to leave their mother's side.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How To Binge-Watch A TV Show —And Then Write A Review About It

Writing your favorite and least favorite things about a show could not be more fun.

Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash

Looking for a new show to binge? Stop scrolling through your options and listen.

Sometimes a good show doesn't come down to the genre or the actors involved, it comes down to the fact that it is simply a GOOD show. If any of these things sound appealing to you, you should definitely watch.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

11 Reasons Why Getting A Cat Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Mental Health

Cats may mess up your puzzles but they'll always love you unconditionally — as long as you have some catnip, that is.

Scout Guarino

Alright, everyone, it's time to stop spreading the rumor that all cats are mean, aloof, and hate everyone. Like dogs, each cat has its own personality and tendencies. Some like a lot of attention, some like less — each person has to find the right cat for them. As for me, my cats Bienfu and Reptar have seen me at my worst, but they've also helped pull me out of it. They're a constant in my life and they give me the strength to get through the day in spite of my depression, and there's even scientific evidence to support it!

Keep Reading... Show less

I've been bleaching my hair since I was in seventh grade. Yes, you read that correctly, seventh grade. That's nearly 10 years of maintaining a very light shade of blonde that too-often brings about dryness and brittle strands.

Keep Reading... Show less

Chances are if you're here, you're probably interested in writing an open letter. Yay! We're excited to have you.

Of course, not all open letters are created equal. In fact, there's a recipe to writing one for Odyssey that'll get featured on one of our many verticals. When it comes to Swoon specifically (for those new around here, that's our dating and relationships vertical), we receive dozens of open letters each month, many of which are all very similar.

Keep Reading... Show less

With a new phone comes great responsibility: Do not break it! And the best way to do that is with a case. However, picking a case can be a challenge. No need to fret, I am here to help break down some of the best cases for the new iPhone SE 2020. Honestly, I think it's going to be impossible to choose!

Keep Reading... Show less

To some who have been out of the dating world for a while, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things after being single for some time. So, I asked 26 people what they think is important to know before looking for love again, here's what they had to say.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments