Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Say It With Tats

I don't have a tattoo. I have no desire to see words or pictures forever emblazoned on my body. I especially don't want to see what those cool tattoos melt into as I age and my skin loses its elasticity. I am very comfortable expressing my likes and feelings verbally or in paper and pencil writing. My desire to keep my skin ink free might be old fashioned by today's standards. According to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, 40% of Americans sport some ink (NBC Nightly News May 2, 2014).

As I was thinking of the blank canvas that is my skin I started to imagine what sort of tats a speech language pathologist might like, outside of the obvious lips. If I were to subject myself to the tattoo artist's needles (YIKES) I might consider something like one of these; my top five SLP tattoo creations. Please understand, this is meant as a parody! The ideas are just for fun and by no means suggest that I believe having a tattoo is a no-no!

I credit my husband with "Lisp Free or Try," which is a play on our NH State motto "Live Free or Die." The "Speech Rocks" tattoo is New Hampshire's Old Man of the Mountain which came crashing down in 2003. 
Which one is your favorite? Do you have any tattoo ideas?

*I created these using powerpoint, PicMonkey, and/or


  1. Those are soooo great. I have no desire to have a tat.

    1. That's a trick this old dog's not learning!!

  2. Hodson's cycles, hysterical! Not a tattoo here and no plans to add one!