Todays post is a little different from my usual type, instead of an advice related topic, today is a fun story time session with me. Grab yourself a seat on a nice comfy chair and get ready for whats about to hit you (not literally don’t worry). I thought today would be a great chance to share the best/worse thing that ever happened to my friends & I and the great memory we now have because of it. If you are looking for tattoo inspiration you have definitely come to the wrong place so I would recommend turning away now and saving yourself 5 minutes of your life. Although these tattoos are very precious to us they do not have any artistic inspiration to them.
As this story is going to be based on my two best friends, it might be a good idea to introduce you. My best friends are two Twin sisters named Paige and Taite and they have been my friends since Year 12 (sixth form). Over the past 4/5 years we have grown closer and closer and I now know they will always be in my life. Paige works in a piercing studio and has done for a few years now and Taite is just about to begin a tattoo apprenticeship, how typical. They are both loved up with fellas but are always there to cry with me when I’m single and lonely, which happens more than i’d like to admit. They both live at home with their parents and there brother and sister, which great as they are all very close. To top off how fabulous these two diamonds are, they are both extremely excellent at art and are forever drawing/painting me the most beautiful pictures. Now I’ve had these two in my life a while I honestly couldn’t see my life without them.
Once a week my best friends and I decide to meet up after work and go for a few drinks and food. As we are all young and poor individuals, currently surviving our not so exciting life on minimum wage, we usually end up in Wetherspoons. For any of my non-british friends reading this, Wetherspoons is a chain food business around England that sells the best cheap microwaved food in a restaurant. It sounds like the worse place on earth and you might be thinking “ew, why would you pay for crap microwaved food” but it’s an awesome English legacy that every young British adult will understand. Every single week without fail, My two besties and I will end up here regardless of any situation that might occur in ours lives, we always end up together with a glass of wine in one hand and our knife and fork in the other. We have been here in the past for hours at a time going through all different stages of life, such as break ups, fall outs, reunions, terrible days at work and even some of the best days of our lives have happened in Wetherspoons.
On the 23rd February 2017, we headed into town on our regular weekly Wetherspoons trip. We had all had a really busy week at work and hadn’t made much time for each other recently. We hate it when this happens because we genuinely miss each other and crave each others presences so bad. There is no better feeling that meeting your pals after a week or so and sharing all the gossip you have, normally about boys. Due to being so excited to finally see each other we decided to spread the love by getting a few too many rounds in. We started off with the typical glass or two or rose, following with some cocktails (Jugs, not glasses) and i’m pretty sure the night ended with the classic shots. By the end off this we got onto the subject of tattoos and how great we think matching best friend ones are, As much as I love Paige and Taite, I would like to state that matching best friend tattoos are a terrible idea.
I love us as a group as I feel we are all completely different people but work so well together as a team. You have Taite who is very quite and innocent, Paige who is naughty and mischievous and then theres me, the loud, hyper, and funny one of the group. This is where we got our nickname from, we decided to base our friendship around the ever so famous ‘Neapolitan’ ice cream. You have your chocolate, vanilla and your strawberry flavours in the one pot and that basically sums us up.
What would be the fun in me telling you who is who, why don’t we play a little game of guess who.. (comment who you think represents each flavour and your reason as to why, bonus point if you can guess which one is Paige and which one is Taite).
By this point I can probably imagine you know what direction this story is heading, so yes we did in fact get ice creams tattooed on all of us. We decided to get a ice-cream cone with 3 scoops on top, that way one could represent each of us. We have now had this tattoo for nearly a year and even though it’s terrible, deep down I have no regrets at all. Not only does it resemble my friendship but also reminds me of one of the best nights out I have ever had. So to end the story now we all have a ice cream on us as a memory. Don’t repeat my mistake.