Okay so gobsmacked is a little over the top, it was more of a "huh, well if you want to go ahead make sure to mention that I'm mostly sane, but only on the second Tuesdays of February in the leap year."
I had a co-worker ask me if I had a tattoo the other week, we were in the elevator talking about how my sister wants one and she asked me as if she was fully expecting me to say "yes". I don't have a tattoo but if my sister gets one I might, not matching ones or anything creepy like that but I just like the idea. My thoughts on that are if I can keep what I want and why I want it in my mind for longer than it takes to make microwave popcorn then I'll take the next step and see if it's something I actually want to do.
Are people with tattoo's a certain kind of person, do I seem like a tattoo person? Those questions were swirling around in my head for the rest of that work day. Then I got over it. Things go so much better for you work/life/fun wise if you can just let things go. Now I'm very amused at the co-worker who asked me...next time she asks perhaps I can say yes.
(there will however be no piercings, a nice stretched out dragon, or wilted rose by the time I'm 110 sure ! Bring on the "experimental" art....)