The morning after LadyBoy show was quite strange.
We had an idea about going to waterfall. Then, of course,in order to do that, to bathe there I needed bathings, which were still in laundry at hotel, due to elephants&mud bathing the day before….So I was running close around hotel, in the streets,desperate to find some…I soon gave up,as only bars were open this early (9 am)… Tine told me that maybe I could buy bathings there and we go in any case…so I said ok, let’s go.
We waited the on the station, to gather with other people, so that taxi would be able to drive full for that price we settled…and for about 20 minutes, or so, nothing happened…and also, the taxi driver said, that thewaterfall is dry…due to high temperature and no rain in several day…well….we all knew by now, that this is a regular scam, that they usually do…and so we waited a bit more….nothing happened, so I said, what about if we go to the Canyon, where Tine was few days ago….the idea wasn’t excepted with much of excitment…
…ok. Next plan?
….how about we go around the town with bicycles? OK,cool…we went back to the hotel and well…they only had 3. We were in four…ok.Next shop for renting bikes? OK…we went. Next one was closed, he went to the market and will return soon…haha. ok. so, no luck here…next?…..NEXT had 2000 BATH (!?!?!?) for confirmations + money for rent of the bike…..srsly?!….and somehow I got tired…
Somehow I saw this as a sign, that today is just not ment to be the way we are planing it….Time was already arround noon….And I said, I will go my way….so now they had an option, to go and rent bikes in our hotel…for me it was perfect, I somehow needed the time for myself anyway….
And so they went around the town on bikes…and me? well….I went back to my room, took another shower and decided I will go around the town and just take my timefor myself,with my thougts and rest…maybe have a massage or two…
Late lunch in a very nice place called Into The Woods, with amazing interior and even more amazing noodles…..and mango shake….
….and after that I wondered around…and so I saw this street…
OF COURSE I was pulled in…I don’t know why.
And…there it was. Treasure Ink. 😀
A real TATTOO studio.
…I don’t know exactly why I stopped there…and right there. There are so many tattoo shops/studios everywhere…but no…this one had something…I just stood there and slowly went through their pictures of tatt’s they had made…
She came out, smiled and said if I want a tattoo?
I said yes.
“I don’t know.”
“I want a small one..here on my hand…maybe in white ink?”
“….you have white ink?”
“Yes, we do…you want it now?”
“oh, no, not today….maybe on Thursday…is Thursday ok?”
“yes, we have one place free at 11 am. ok?”
“Ok, Thursday 11 am.”
…I turned around….
….and went away……and started to almost scream, “oh my God, Petra, come on, a tattoooooo?!”
“Seriously!? shit. shit. ok. breathe. Ok. Thursday.”
(….I thought, If not, she will never hear from you anyway.)
I got super excited.
Shit Petra, you are getting a tattoo…
It was Tuesday…so I had my time to rethink it all again.
To calm myself down I went to Wat Phra Sing, the main temple in the Old Town of Chiang Mai…it should supposed to be a classic example of Northern Thai architecture….walked on the roads that I haven’t been before and wandered again to La Mango, for another green tea ice cream….AMAZING AS THE DAY BEFORE. WOW.
….and then…a massage. For my day to be completed.
….went back to my hotel, on the computer and started my search for tatto that I wanted.
….I already knew my wishes…as I was thinking about getting a tattoo for quite some time now….and…I found it.
4 elements. Earth. Air. Fire. Water.
And if you turn it around, it reads the same way.
where? somewhere I don’t see it every day.
Back. Exactly where I will have it, I will decide when the moment comes.
And on my hand a simple slovenian sentance with a deep meaning…. deeper than you might think. It’s of my life story and it is my life story.
And it will be.