Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Mexican Tattoo, Part 3


temporary tattoo
proves to be indelible:
my Mexican souvenir

© Debra She Who Seeks 2006

This haiku of mine was originally published in rain song, Haiku Canada's 2006 Members' Anthology.


29 comments:

laurie said...

oh my gosh, its a lovely tattoo , its like the ones in africa where they rub earth in the wound to create scarring for a raised texture, wow.The Haiku is perfect,

Lois said...

Oh my the comment about rubbing earth into the wound made me shudder. Have a great day, L.

Judy said...

OUCH!!

sonia said...

it's still pretty nice... despite the pain... but then i heart dragonflies.

Hippy Jersey Devil said...

So your body's reaction created a permanent branding? You know, some people actually willingly get branded. Personally, I think it's pretty rockin. Not the fact that you were in crazy pain for months, but the fact that this is on you forever.

Snap said...

Howling wolf to dragonfly ... WOW and ouch!

Jane said...

Wow! At least you can tell what it is and there's no ink to fade with the passage of time... trying to look on the bright side! Your Haiku is great :)

Suzanne said...

Ill stick with my real "INK" tattoos thank you.

Glad they figured out what caused the reaction!

mermaid gallery said...

scary!...but it inspired a great haiku!

Birdie said...

Yikes. That is terrible The Haiku almost makes up for it.

Copyboy said...

Part one looked mighty painful.

Makropoulos said...

The best thing to do with one's pain. Nice illustration, too. Is that you?

jaz@octoberfarm said...

wait....this isn't the tat. what am i missing? i am guessing it went away and then you painted this? or am i being a bit dull today?

MewlKitten said...

I love the poem, but I'm sorry to say it's not a Haiku because it doesn't follow the 5,7,5 rule.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sorry, everyone, guess I wasn't as clear as I might have been! The photos in today's post (Part 3) and yesterday's post (Part 2) are random photos of allergic contact dermatitis tattoos that I got from the internet, because I don't have a photo of my howling wolf tattoo when it was in that state. I just have the photo used in Part 1 when it was freshly inked and before the reaction started.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

haha...at least i was close! if you have eaten polents, you have eaten grits!

Plowing Through Life said...

Ack! The plot thickens...

Jim said...

That does look itchy!!

Wendy S. said...

At least you don't have an indelible Tasmanian Devil tattoo ; )

Annie said...

Ouch! I do like the design, shame it's not quite what you wanted though!

Laura said...

Well it is a nice shade of pink, and hey, textured...you are a trend setter Debra... everyone will want a raised pink tat now!

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Really, this is actually pretty cool looking if it wasn't itchy. :-) I absolutely love henna designs; I think they're beautiful. I knew about the black ink, but honestly don't think I would've even thought of it in getting a henna design in Mexico. I love the Mayan Riviera area, too! Only been twice and both times I wanted to move there to live. Even looked at properties online. Glad your itching is over!

Francie said...

I was going to write about how sore it looked. I was surprised that you had gone and gotten another one - then I read your comment. Thank heavens. Great haiku!

dbs said...

Makes me so curious. Nice work.

Rue said...

Great Haiku! Not so great rash. I'm glad you mentioned this, because I almost got myself one too while in Mexico. I was thinking "next time" - but not now!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Yum!

Tricky Nag said...

Great pain brings on greater art.
I love the haiku!

laughingwolf said...

i live with acute tendinitis, both hands, a crushed vertebra, from my 20s [now surrounded by arthritis and osteo] and NO intention of giving myself further pain to have deal with, daily... thankyouverymuch....

Jeanne said...

Congrats on being published!