Yep, that's what I said..... with a grin. N's fav place to cut back when she was cutting burning was her left leg. The poor leg is so scarred and mutilated N hasn't worn a dress or shorts in years. Having passed out of the punk stage my tomboy N has become girlie on me. lmao She wants to wear shorts and skirts, but wouldn't because there was no way to hide the horrible scars. Then N came up with an idea. Maybe she could come up with a pretty tattoo large enough to cover the scars so no one could see them. N opened her sketch pad and started drawing. She did a beautiful drawing of a lily (the baby's birth flower) and it was large enough to cover the scarring on her leg. I had to pop her bubble cuz a tattoo that size would be expensive at best. I didn't have the spare cash to help her pay for it. She mentioned the idea to easy child who had been trying to decide what to get N for graduation. Next thing I know the girls are off to our local tattoo parlor. lol The tattoo artist we have is sterile and very talented. He told N he doesn't do many flowers but would do his best. I was right, it was expensive due to size. It was also very painful since he was doing it over scar tissue. But the tattoo worked. N now has a beautiful lily on her left calf instead of horrible scars. It looks pretty when she wears her skirts. And she's been wearing skirts every since. You just see the lily, you can't see the scars even when you look closely. I know it's an odd grad gift. And most parents wouldn't like it at all. But I don't have a problem with tasteful tattoos, and this one is serving a useful purpose. (N also has a turtle on her shoulder) I think N came up with a creative solution to a problem that was causing her serious self image issues.