Monday, January 09, 2006

De Plane, De Plane



My God! {slaps self on forehead with palm of hand}
I can't believe I didn't think this up myself.

Tonight while driving home, I heard an ad on the radio for a group of doctors who perform laser tattoo removal. While tattoo removal is nothing new, what I found intriguing is, that's all they do...remove tattoos. Their practice is even called something like "The Office for Laser Tattoo Removal".

BRILLIANT!

Just think of it...all the people who've been getting tattoos over the last 15 years, will need to have them removed eventually (I will explain in a moment). This will go on for years. Beautiful! Finally, we can safely tell our children to become doctors again...there will be work in the future.

Now, while a tattoo is not something I would ever want for myself, or even really understand the need for...I don't begrudge someone else making the decision to do so (other than my own children of course).

I can almost admire tattooing as creative artistic expression that one feels compelled to make.

That being said...it's inevitable that the future of tattoo removal is about to explode and flourish.

Imagine the little "rosebud" an 18 year old college girl has tattooed on her, shall we say...breast... to express her new found independence. Now imagine that same tattoo when she hits 50...suddenly that sweet little rosebud could better be described as a "hanging garden".

The 25 year old navy man tattoos a ship on the small of his back to commemorate his time at sea. Sexy, no? By the time he hits 55, we're looking at the Titanic.

That cute little heart the 22 year old had tattooed just below her belly button?...by 60...it's a "bleeding" heart.

What was once a sweet little butterfly, is now a Boeing 707 making a landing on the swollen ankle of that 70 year old grandma.

Well, you get my drift. No doubt, tattoo removal is the wave of the future. If only I had thought of it {can't resist slapping forehead with palm of hand again}.

It's too late for me personally, but parents everywhere, tell your children...the future of private medical practice is alive and well.



12 comments:

torontopearl said...

Randi, I loved this post, loved your offbeat thinking.

At first I didn't understand how the title reference worked itself in (6:30 a.m. here...maybe too early for my brain cells to band together). But a few minutes later, I had to slap my forehead with the palm of my hand!

Brilliant.

Sweettooth120 said...

When I was in my 20's I wanted a small tattoo along the line of my pelvis bone, but because it was too expensive and I am a wimp when it comes to pain, I choose not to. Believe me, I was grateful for my choice when I was pregnant. The design that I wanted was a very small saxophone with a vine of purple flowers. Can you imagine how big that thing would have blown up to? I instead choose another type of, well perhaps I can't really say, ummm, 20's something form of expression, that I gave up when I turned 30.

cruisin-mom said...

Pearl: understanding the title of this post only shows your age!

S.T.: well, you're not gonna leave us guessing at that 20-something thing you did, now are you?

PsychoToddler said...

I think it's more embarrassing to have an old girlfriend's name tatooed somewhere. What's the new one to think?

cruisin-mom said...

P.T. Were you able to get that "ball and chain" tattoo taken off before you met Mrs. Balabusta"

PsychoToddler said...

I didn't have time to get any tatoos before I met her.

Jack's Shack said...

I have had many fake tattoos over the years. They came in the little packs in the supermarket gumball machines.

Chaim said...

Look at that ... I made my way over here .. It really works.

Stacey said...

I hate tattoos. I think they are trashy...all of them.

cruisin-mom said...

Jack: Anything that isn't permanent

Stacey: (just an aside) there is a show on TLC (I think) all about tattoos and why people get them. It's amazing how many people get tattoos in memorium of someone who has died. Or to express independence, or just think their body looks better covered in artwork. Personally, it's not for me.

Chaim: glad you stopped by, even if I'm not a nominee!!!

Sweettooth120 said...

CM - it's called Miami Ink.

cruisin-mom said...

S.T.: You're right...and it's actually a pretty interesting show to watch