--It's an escargot
These were comical takes from male relatives. Meanwhile, my aunts, especially Mickey, or Islee (island in Portuguese) honed in on it, "Why did you choose that place on your body?" Nodding before I could answer, stroking my humpy little wrists with red fingernails. To create an image to serve as a bridge between another image and an exterior--the question meant more to me than any affinity for the idea of tattooing itself.