Red Ink

Photo by micaeltattoo
Photo by micaeltattoo (copied from Flickr)

“I bought my tats on credit. I mean, what are they gonna do if they wanna take ‘em back!?” I used to say. That was a joke of mine for a long time. Yeah, got a lotta laughs out of that one. Lotta laughs.

I don’t joke about it anymore. Maybe because I no longer think it’s funny. Maybe because I no longer make jokes. Guess nowadays I don’t like being the guy working the room for gags – too much pressure.

Actually, I don’t say anything much anymore. Sometimes it’s like the jokes were the only conversation I had. Jokes and tats – now I don’t have either.