As many of you know, last week both Jslow and I blogged about tattoos and whether or not I should get one. Turns out this is quite a hot topic, as we were contacted by Huffington Post Live to discuss our thoughts on whether tattoos are taboo in middle age. Below is the video that aired yesterday.
I was so excited to get the email asking us to participate, yet petrified at the thought of actually doing it. They make it so easy these days, as we used Google hangout to tape and air the segment. Still, I hate having my picture taken, hearing my own voice, and the deadly combination of each in motion.
Oh, and don’t even get me started as being tapped, and taped, to represent “middle age women”. Hearing that label out loud just sucks.
Anyway, I clearly don’t have hair and makeup at the ready, but thankfully, due to my perfectly grown-out pinkish/purple punk pixie colored and cut by Jubilee Martinez of Hair Candy, and the makeup tips I learned from Stacy McClure that I posted about here, I felt confident — at least on the outside. The best part was that the Huffington Post producer told me to wear headphones for better sound quality, giving me the excuse to sport my trusty bright pink Urbanears which happened to match my ‘do perfectly. They are my security blanket out in the world, and would be mine in the digital world too.
And so I logged into Google Hangouts and off we went. I started out nervous as hell and even experienced that terrifying black-out in my brain where words tumble out and I have no idea what I’m saying. Miraculously I relaxed and in the end, I think it went okay — at least my friends tell me so! Me, I don’t know as I am still afraid to actually watch it. Maybe if I put my headphones on, I’ll build the courage.
And in case you’re wondering, I’m going to pass on the tattoo, at least for now. My husband and Jslow can each breathe a sigh or relief.