Why I Can Never Get a Coffee Tattoo
I love coffee and I have several tattoos, but I can never get a coffee tattoo.
The reason I can never get a coffee tattoo is that means it’s the end of our relationship.
Coffee has been with me since I was 16. I’ve had many coffees around the world and connecting with people was usually done while drinking coffee.
I have thought about a coffee tattoo for years because of my love for coffee. Would it be a classic cup and saucer (kind of like the emoji), a cappuccino mug, a coffee flower/cherry? Maybe a coffee pot or a skull and skeleton hand holding a coffee cup with the words “Death before Decaf” above or below the image. Many ideas, many years of–nope–don’t do it!
You could say that is superstitious and I wouldn’t argue. You could say I am being silly, I wouldn’t disagree. All I know is that my mom was a major coffee drinker since her youth and then she had to switch to decaf for health reasons later on in life. My mom drank decaf until she passed away last year so she still had coffee, just an altered version. Now that I am older, I’ve learned from her that decaf isn’t so bad, and I am glad I never got the “Death before Decaf” tattoo.
My fear is no longer being able to consume coffee–regular or decaf.
What I do know is– I stand firm in my conviction of not getting a coffee tattoo.