When I turned 40, I got my first tattoo for my birthday while visiting back east. It was done by a woman in Lewes, Deleware who had won best tattoo'd female in the whole wide world. Her entire leg was a huge jungle scene and very cool. Well, mine was a little butterfly on my ankle that took all of seven minutes!
I decided then, that wasn't so bad, I'll do this every year for my birthday! Well, the next year, off my husband and I went to the tattoo parlor....he was buying it for my present. I gave the man the picture I wanted...Winnie the Pooh w/a butterfly net chasing a butterly and had it put on my other ankle. This one took about two and a half hours and was some of the worse pain I have ever experienced....needless to say, I have missed my birthday tattoos the last seven years, but each time we go to Hawaii, I always say I am going to get a henna one on my foot....perhaps this December when we are there.
The skull and yarn between the boobs is a bit wild for my tastes, but it is interesting!