puzzle-tattooAre getting tattoos addicting?  I have heard a few people say that recently and am just wondering how or why they feel that way.  I only have two tattoos and the second one didn’t come until two years after the first one.  To me, they’re not addicting but that might be because I do not have a whole lot of money to spend on tats and, since I like to have some deep meaning in mine, it might take me a little longer to decide on what to get.

One person, and I think it was on a television show, was having trouble with addiction to drugs and alcohol.  Getting a tattoo was something he did just about every time he got intoxicated.  With so many tattoos on himself, and some in places that were visible even while wearing long sleeve shirts or jackets, he was having issues with people taking him seriously during job interviews.  He mentioned quite a few times that getting tattoos was another way to “get high” since he felt a rush while the artist was poking those tiny holes in his skin.
Someone else mentioned they’re addicting because he feels the piece is never complete.  He is working on a full sleeve of tattoos on each arm and he seems to always find a new place to add more designs.

I suppose I can see how they could be addicting.  I have a few things on my “bucket list” that I would like to learn or do before I am too old to do them and I wouldn’t mind documenting some of those things in ink.  For example, something I have always wanted to learn to do was to solve the Rubik’s Cube.  I know, silly, right?  Since my Dad first handed me a cube way back in the early 80’s, I’ve been wanting to learn to solve one.  It took me a few years, mostly because I forgot I wanted to do that, but I finally did it.  I learned the easy method and memorized the algorithms for that method and now I can solve one in less than two and a half minutes.  WOOOOO major accomplishment, I know.  Rubik’s cubes are also somewhat colorful so they might make a decent looking third tattoo, one of these days.  Although, I’m not sure if I should get one that shows it being solved or one that shows it all mixed up.