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You Are Never Too Old To Get A Tattoo
Tattoos have become mainstream – so also knitting tattoos. As more and more people take up knitting, they want to show off their passion for knitting with a tattoo.
Previously considered to be a bit trashy, tattoos these days can be both artistic and beautiful. One of the most popular tattoos for knitters to get, is one with a ball of yarn and two knitting needles.
When Gail Spencer, a member of the Candlewood Valley Knitting Guild, got her first tattoo she found the one hour process a bit uncomfortable.
“I wanted one for a long time and after retiring from one job after 30 years and retiring from another after 8 years, I thought it was time to do something I always wanted to do in my older years. I went one day and got ‘my retirement tattoo'”.
She goes on to explain why she chose her design:
“Because I knit all the time, what better tattoo to have then something to do about knitting. So I did it, I have a ball of yarn with knitting needles and a vine with a small rose on my right leg. It did hurt but was worth all the pain and happy I got one after such a long time.”
Her sister-in-law Shirley, whose son is a tattoo artist, also had one done at the age of 56.
Now that I’ve had it for about a year, it’s become very special to me because it was done by my son. Something of his that I’ll always have with me. Would I get another one…..maybe!!”
Should you decide to go for a tattoo, just remember, they are difficult to remove if you change your mind. They are permanent as ink is injected into the dermis, which is the layer under the top layer of skin (epidermis).
On the other hand, with a tattoo, you will always have your knitting with you!