I had outpatient surgery Tuesday — nothing fancy, in and out, all is well – but it was fancy enough that I wasn’t awake to watch.
When they pulled off the sticky pads that held the electrodes that monitored my heart rate, they not only took off some skin cells, but my self tanner as well! And in its place?
An unexpected ink-free tattoo as a reminder of my four hours at Lennox Hill Ambulatory Surgery Center!
And we’re not talking one funky, free-form ink-free tat. We’re talking four — one on each arm, and two on my chest.
I know you’re jealous.
And it gave me a great idea for how folks who don’t like needles can achieve distinctive, tat-like patterns on their person.
- Lay down a good base of self tanner.
- Apply heavy-duty stickers in the desired shape.
- Leave on for a minimum of 90 minutes.
- Pull off with great gusto.
Voila — instant, ink-free tats that will last as long as, well, self tanner.
Or you can do it the old-fashioned way and have surgery.