There’s this grand thing you see on the arm of celebrities or just a random guy at the bar that’s been adopted by the tattoo community. It’s called “Humble Tattoos Ideas.” You think to yourself, “meh, I could definitely be cool and get that one one day. Maybe someday when my life is completely done I will finally get a humble tattoo idea.”
I have a Humble Tattoo. It’s the biggest tattoo you can have.
This is the only tattoo I have, and I get it because that means no matter where I go for the rest of my life, no matter what happens to me or my world, whatever is in front of me will always stay there. The Humble Tattoo holds everything else on my body at bay.
When I was a little kid, the Humble Tattoo was more than just a tattoo idea; it was a place where all of the other tattoo ideas went to life. If they were lucky, they would be adopted by the community, and they could stay here under one roof, united as one simple tattoo design idea.
Then you look up one day, and you’re an adult with your own apartment, and no matter how much you try to get things together, there’s always something that stands in your way.
Eventually, you realize all of these other tattoo ideas have gone home, leaving you without the Humble Tattoo. It’s time to move on.
If and when you grow up, you get a couple of tattoos, maybe a sasquatch and maybe a world map, but there’s always something missing. You look down at your arms in the mirror and realize that there is one place on your body where all of these ideas come together, but that place is gone.
It’s time to move on.
Eventually, you have other tattoos, pretty solid ones, and with them comes the acceptance that this is your new home. You’re settled here; there’s no longer a place for all of your ideas to living in one big space. You have a name for this place now: “the humble tattoo.” This is where those ideas go when they can no longer be protected in the Humble Tattoos.