I had one of the coolest experiences last week. I went with my boy Foo-oswald to get his very own first tattoo! It was quite an awesome deal! Rae and I have been talking about getting one for so long and I’ve been dragging my feet about it but this set me over the edge! It was incredible.
He got the Chi Rho symbol. Which is a monogram made up from the first 2 letters of the word, Christ in Greek.
I was under the impression, because I’m a finder of useless trivia, that Chi Rho also meant something of a ‘Divine Moment.’ Kind of like Chronological is time that subsequently comes after one another; Chi Rho was some sort of abbreviation of ‘Christ’s time.’ Meaning that the very moment is something ordained or orchestrated by God. And while it sounds very lofty and wonderful, I can’t find any backing for that anymore 😦 I don’t remember why I thought that now!
Now what you need to know about Justin here is that he’s a ‘man’s man!’ He’s a drummer! So you know he likes to beat stuff! He’s a football buff. Dallas, Tx is like his 2nd home! And so the entire time he’s getting his first tat he’s in cool, calm, collective mode. Just like some dude was writing on him with a Sharpie marker or something. We were talking with the owner about drums, and banjos, music and pawn shops, our distaste in the new GC that’s opened up here, etc. We finish up and walk outside and just as I’m about to head of to my truck and bid him adieu till practice the next night I thought I’d ask him how it felt. And the mold broke as he sighed out, “It hurt like a son of a b#tch!” HAHAHAHA. Oh man, I felt sorry but only for a little bit because he now has a tattoo and I don’t. And apparently according to his wife, Hot Donna, he’s now 500% hotter than he was before! And that’s HOT!