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Daisies and Dunebuggies

*To dad: So as you know, I wrote a blog post for mum for Mother’s Day and nothing for you on Father’s Day or your Birthday and I feel super guilty about it, so here is your Birthday/Father’s Day post. Love you, Lici :)*

Okay so if any of you have been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know I got my first tattoo in April and I can say I AM TOTALLY ADDICTED. So naturally, being the tattoo-addict-in-training that I am, I am constantly thinking of new tattoo ideas. In fact, I have a Pinterest board (all I use Pinterest for basically), a note in my phone, and an album on both my laptop and my phone of pictures of future tattoo ideas/ tattoos and artists I like. My Instagram feed is basically tattoos, cats, unattainable fashion goals because I have no money, and YouTubers. I have an exciting life as you can tell.

Today I was riding in my dad’s Dunebuggy. What is a “Dunebuggy” you ask? Well, traditionally it is a low, wide-wheeled motor vehicle for recreational driving on sand. (Or at least that’s what Google said it was.) BUT this is not the Dunebuggy I was whipping around in to do errands today. No-siree! I was being squished in the back of my dad’s Volkswagen-beetle-with-a-tree-growing-through-it turned awesome street-legal-window-and-door-missing-hand-built-older-than-I-am-Dunebuggy like thing that is red and we get a lot of compliments in.

***SIDE NOTE Since this Dunebuggy has no windows or doors, My hair gets blown around like the world’s most extreme blow dryer and it never looks effortlessly wind blown like a model or Beyoncé when I get out of it. No. Of course not. This is me. It looks more like (as my mum used to say) I had been dragged through a bush backwards. Attractive level is 0, and not ever rising.***

I will insert a picture here.

DUNEBUGGY

TA-DA!!

Anyway, back to the tattoo idea, got a little side tracked there.

Actually, before I tell you the rest of the story as to why I want this tattoo, I think I’ll tell you what it is even.

I was thinking to get a black, simple line drawing of the Dunebuggy from the side (like the picture above) with a wild daisy underneath it. As for placement, I would like to get it on the bottom half of my inner right arm right near the crease of my elbow so it “reads” horizontally when I show it to people.

Placement picture:

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The (horribly crude) rectangle is roughly where the Dunebuggy would go and the (non-circular) circle is where the daisy would be. Again, very rough, drawing is not my specialty, and clearly neither is Geometry as I cannot draw a nice rectangle or a nice circle. Wonderful.

As for the “meaning” behind why I want this tattoo…

This Dunebuggy reminds me a lot of my dad obviously, as he built it and it has been something I associate with him since I was 2 or 3. It is a huge part of a lot of good memories I have, so naturally I want it tattooed on me so I can continue to make it a big part of my life.

The wild daisy is because apparently at the June Jitter Bug (It’s a real thing I swear) that my dad, me and my brother (and sometimes my mum) went to every year with the Dunebuggy (as it was once a bug). I liked to pick daisies. A lot. Like, it was the highlight of me going there (and the beanbag game that I sucked at but I was cute so the lady running it would help me win and then me, the 6-year-old girl would win the ultimate prize. Some super-duper car polish. Every 6-year-old’s dream right?) and I still remember making him drink his coke and find a puddle to then fill with water and let me put my flowers in it or make him buy me a whole new water bottle just for my flower — a whole $3 bottle of drinking water for my wilted flowers that would inevitably die if they were not dead already. Sometimes the flowers would just be thrown amongst the pops and juice boxes in the melted ice water, so we then had half-dead, frozen flowers. Woot Woot.

So here comes the end of another unnecessarily long post. Hope you enjoyed my erratic writing and random thoughts while I attempted to write a feasible blog post about a tattoo idea I had today. 754 words later, Bye!

LINKS

http://thefirstcolour98.blogspot.ca/2015/04/no-it-did-not-hurt.html FIRST TATTOO post on old, ancient blog.

http://johnsbugshop.com/car_show_info.htm The “Punch Buggy no punch backs are INSANE here*