The other night, I was walking in Old Town Pasadena and passed the big tattoo/piercing parlor. In their window, they had a sign offering gift certificates.
I never thought about a gift certificate to a tattoo parlor before, but it makes a lot of sense. If your favorite multicolored person has a favorite artist, it can’t hurt to call the shop and ask if they offer gift certificates. You might not be able to pay for a whole tattoo, but if you gave someone a gift card, it would go a long way toward aftercare supplies, body jewelry or the like.
Cards, cards and more cards
Of course, your gift card or gift certificate doesn’t have to be from the tattoo parlor (though I am sure the shop owner would appreciate your pre-paying for goodies of some kind). You can give the gift of skin care (at a local spa, or from someplace like Bath & Body Works) or reading material (at a local bookstore). I’m all in favor of supporting local businesses whenever possible. But then again, if you give an Amazon gift card, there are a bazillion different items there for the buying.
Thinking and inking
The main idea, of course, is to consider what your favorite multicolored person really wants. The old saw that “it’s the thought that counts” means a lot more than might appear. If you really put some thought into something, it counts for a lot. In this brightly colored season, let’s see how we can make our brightly colored selves shine!