Hidden Treasures


When I was 18 I wanted a tattoo so bad I couldn’t stand it.  I went off to college and I was finally out from under the whole “not while you live under MY roof” crap.  When that happened I decided I needed a tattoo.

I thought long and hard about it and tried to decide the best places to get a tattoo.  I was athletic then, but still on the chunky side, so requirement #1 was to place it so if I ever turned into a HUGE woman, the tattoo would never get ruined from that.  I’ve seen one too many decapitated Playboy Bunny heads in my life…as in pregnancy and tattoos generally do NOT go well together.  Requirement #2 was the I be able to hide it when necessary.  I never wanted a tattoo to keep me from getting a job.  After all of this, I went out and got my first tattoo.


Sorry, the picture is all grainy, but I didn’t want to take a new one at the moment!  The truth is, the tattoo artist didn’t do exactly what i wanted.  Those horizontal stripes?  Apparently saying “Shade within the swirl” means make horizontal stripes…Anyway, I like it.  It’s on my sternum.  If you don’t know where that is, it’s where you press on a chest to give someone CPR. 

About a year later, the ink addiction kicked in again, and I wanted another tattoo.  I wanted this one to be someplace where I could show it off as much as I wanted, or again, easily hide it.  I also wanted it to be somewhat girly.  Even with the rough and tumble attitude I had back then, I knew a girly tattoo would prove that I was a little feminine.  I ended up with this:


Ummm, that is what happens when you don’t let parts of your body see the sun in years.  Yes, I used sunscreen, YES is was SPF 45, and yes, that sunburn hurt like a B*&^%.  Happy Birthday to me that year!!!!  So the center of that tattoo is yellow, and it’s on my left shoulder.  Now you can identify me if at the morg (*gasp no one corrected my spelling on that one…OMG *blush**) morgue if I ever get murdered.  I’m counting on you!

Author: Jill Stewart

I am a 37 -year-old woman from Arkansas who is happily married to a Scottish immigrant aka “the hubby” “the hubs” or if I am calling him directly “YO YOU!” We’ve been married for 3 years and it’s been a crazy ride, and unfortunately our finances have been beat to death in the last few years. We have two dogs and a cat, no kids. The Blog- What’ll you find: Financial Information as we try to become debt free My attempts at working and trying to maintain a home to the standards I like My adventures in learning how to sew Arts and craft projects Funny tidbits from my life including living with a Scottish person, the dogs, and other oddball things that happen to me. What you won’t find: Much on children. I don’t have kids and I can’t have kids. Recipes- I don’t mind cooking, but unless it’s something really special, don’t come here looking for the weekly recipe! You won’t find it- unless you ask my husband. If you’re interested in what you see, please follow me on Facebook or sign up for emails! Most of all, leave a comment or ask a question! I am always happy to hear from you!

14 thoughts on “Hidden Treasures

  1. 1st! Mwahaha, the coveted “1st!” is finally mine! MWAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!1

  2. @Jenavee – LOL, I didn’t think that was an issue here!  It’s not like I get 100+ comments per post!  😉  You made me laugh though!

  3. @Southernlass – Well, it should be. It’s an issue in every Xanga’s post. Since this is a fertile soil, and a relatively popular site (as you were featured before), I took the opportunity. Hey, this might get featured, too, you know. And who knows, you might be the next Dan. Right now, you aren’t, but until then-2rd!Oh, I mean,3rd!And also,Lalalalalalalalalalalalala

  4. i like both…and both are very feminine. by any chance did you use that spray on sunblock?  Last summer I used it and could have done better spraying myself with Pam……sternum…hmm the only tattoo i though of getting there was “DNR-organ donor, save organs, perform CPR”lol

  5. @Jenavee – LOL again!  I have no aspirations to be the next Dan.  I just like to write!  Relatively popular you say?  Perhaps I should post a FULL view of that top tattoo and see how popular it gets!  Damn it, I’m just kidding.  /sigh@laughingfairy – No, it was actually rub on SPF kick ass, and it managed to even leave streaks all over my back.  Oh the misery of that sunburn…That would be a hilarious tatto.  I put it there because I *can* show it off if I want, but I certainly don’t have to.  I like it. 🙂

  6. @Southernlass – Dan didn’t want to be… um, “Dan”, in the first place (am I making sense?). He just became the “Dan”, you know. Just like theblackspiderman. And stuff.You could be the next Dan. Not wanting it is a first step.

  7. @Jenavee – Well, I am glad you have faith in me for that…lol!  If it were to happen, it would only be because I spend far too much time here!

  8. Ah, remind me over food next week to show you mine…since you showed me yours, lol. (Might be the week after, I’ll call you when I finally get home. k?)

  9. @indigolady – Absolutely!  I’ll send you my cell number now!

  10. Nicely done. Even though we’re both going for the same tierra, I’ll wish you good luck to you as well! – Bek

  11. I have what they call a “tramp stamp” on my lower back, but I love it.  It’s just black ink – a diamond shape with a lifeline sort of thing through the middle.  I designed it myself.  I’ve had the itch to get another one for some time now, but I have no idea where…

  12. @Ultra_Bright – I want one more on my other shoulder and then I will be done.  I’ve actually been tempted to take my older ones and have them redone in black and white because I like that style a lot better these days…  Post a pic of the tramp stamp!

  13. @bluemarsupial – Thanks I appreciate it!  I’ll come and check out your stuff…that sounded dirty…in just a few!

  14. I only have one tattoo and that’s all i want

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