According to Lonely Planet, the following is a list of the top 10 places to get a tattoo:
1. Wat Bang Phra, Thailand
2. North Island, New Zealand
3. Fez, Morocco
4. Yokohama, Japan
5. Las Vegas, USA
6. Amsterdam, Netherlands
7. Miami, USA
8. London, England
10. Delhi, India
But what do you think? Personally, I think a few of these (5,6,7 & 8) are a tad on the obvious side but nonetheless great cities. For the others, I was pleasantly surprised. The place which most excites me on that list is number 9, Tahiti.
For as long as I can remember, and for some unknown reason, I have wanted to go there. Of course, I know now why I want to go there – for the culture, the lush green rainforests, cool blue ocean and the main reason, for the surf!
Unfortunately, I don’t think this will be the place where I will get my first – (apparently I’m already planning more… you know what they say about it being addictive!) – tattoo.
I’ve thought about getting one for a while now but would like to wait until I’m travelling and can turn it into a memory at the same time. Of course, going under the needle in London it would still be a memory, but wouldn’t mean as much to me as permanently, and artfully, marking my skin if it were done in the country that my memory and reason for the tattoo actually related to.
I’ve been a lover of Ancient Egypt since childhood. For as long as I can remember I’ve been in awe of the living habits of the Ancient Egyptians and the skills and creativity that came with it – (think Giza pyramids and Valley of the Kings).
So, I need to book a plane back to Egypt for a third visit, and find a friendly looking man with a relatively steady looking hand to plaster my inner wrist with the key to life, or an ankh as it’s otherwise know.
My only worry is, Cairo, Egypt doesn’t feature on Lonely Planet’s top 10. What a dilemma!
Words and photo: Rachael Doyle
Info source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10857236