As soon as I lay my eyes on the tattoo, I was welling up with emotions. I was feeling honoured, although I did realise that he must have had to go through a lot of pain for that. I wasn't really thrilled with the thought.
Like I said, with that "I don't care what others think about it." dialogue, I knew that he must have gotten a tattoo. (And there were other clues too, like one day over video chat, he said he was feeling cold and wore a long sleeved shirt. And he is not the one who feels cold so easily!) He wanted to do it long back; even before we got married. I had told him not to. I have heard that it is way too painful,. And let's just face it, there isn't a dearth of people who would have thought I made him do it.
And neither was I expecting it to be this large. It was fairly new and hence the skin was a bit raw and swollen. You can imagine the melange of feel-good and feel-bad emotions that I was experiencing!
That episode elicits a wide range of reactions from people.
Mom-in-law : She just smiled.
Sister-in-law : WOW, Brother!
Father-in-law : Love birds. Do what you please, you both!
Hubby's aunt : (jaw dropping) Did it pain? Why did you do this?
- Hubby's reply : Because I love her!
Hubby's maami :Oh! You shouldn't have!
-Hubby's reply : Oh! But I wanted to!
My mom : Is that permanent?
My dad : (Raises eyebrows with a smile)
V : !!!!!!!
N : (Playfully looks daggers at V)
My younger cousin brothers : Awesome, bhavaji!!! Even I wanted to do, but mom doesn't let me!
-Hubby's reply : Earn and do it with your own money. No one will say anything.
Our Friend, T :Yaar, tune toh hadd kardi. You shouldn't do such things. It gets the rest of us in trouble with our wives!!!
:) :) :)
The next day was my baby shower, where my Parents-in-law had arranged for a Pooja (Sheemantha) and about a hundred people where invited. No points for guessing, I was NOT the centre of attraction!
And then there are some more reactions, each qualifying for a separate post for themselves. Wait for them.