I’d like a #CleverDoOver moment! #spon

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We all have those “do-over” moments, do we not?

In fact, I have so many, that it’s hard to pick just one. For instance, there’s this stellar moment in my life (for the record, I was only 19), when I got a spur-of-the-moment tattoo with someone’s name. Yeah, yeah, I know.

"Rose Tattoo Coverup"

So, let me tell you this stupid, embarrassing story. I got a tattoo of the name (just the name) of a guy who I had been “dating” (if you can call it that) for about a week. I got it — now this is the fun part — on the inner part of my calf (not my ankle, like one would typically choose), so there’s no hiding it unless I’m wearing pants. Argh. I blame this mistake on a) being 19 and b) being intoxicated at the time. Not a good combination — not to mention, not good life choices.

About a year after making this initial mistake — we’re talking 20 or so years ago now — I had it covered it with your standard, old school red rose. Then, about five or six years ago, I had to have it re-done, because it was all old and faded and basically looked hideous. So this is what I have. I don’t hate it, per se, but I’m three tattoos deep just because I made one stupid decision when I was 19 and not using the best judgment.

If I could get a do-over, not sitting own for that original tattoo would definitely be on the list. But, unfortunately, we don’t generally get do-overs in real life.

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What about you? Do you have any do-over moments?

I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All the opinions expressed here are my own.

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  1. Teresha says

    I was offered the chance to deliver a commencement speech at my hs graduation but turned it down because public speaking anxiety. I wish I could do it over and make that speech

  2. says

    I turned down a director position at Ohio State University in their sports medicine department to take a position with an ob/gyn group. What the heck was I thinking??!!

  3. says

    I was offered the chance to sing at the Olympics in Utah during my senior year of High School..but I turned it down because it was on my birthday and I wanted to spend my birthday with my (at the time) boyfriend! …I know the meaning of mistakes at 19 and I will never again get a chance like that!
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  4. says

    What is the purple stuff coming off the rose supposed to be?

    I turned down a full scholarship, room and board, books, everything to my number 2 college because of strict dorm and dating rules. I ended up transferring out of my Number 1 school after freshman year because I hated it and went to my Number 3 choice where I had to pay full tuition with tons of loans and commute two hours each way from home every day. Still paying those loans six years later and hate it.

    • says

      Sophie…it’s just freehand decorative “stuff.” I don’t even know. So, you understand why this is a total do-over. LOL.

      At least you have a college education…that’s one way of looking at it! But, yeah, it’s a real kick in the pants when you’re writing those checks.

      I had a full ride to Drexel University in Philadelphia (one of the better schools) at 18. I chose to “take a break” and fell into a life of partying and school quickly fell out of the picture. I didn’t go to college until 30, and had upwards of $90K in loans. Ugh. Another do-over.
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  5. says

    Ouch that is a painful reminder of not making rash decisions while intoxicated. At least no one got seriously hurt or worse and this is just a silly mistake that you can fix or get rid of if you want. Do-over yes. Teaching mistake yes. Life lesson yes.

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