Me: Mom, umm..... Ben and I got matching tattoos and I am thinking that it was a bad idea.
Mom: You did what?!?!?
Me: Yeah..... got a tattoo. Could you look up a place that does tattoo removal?
Mom: What??!?!!? Are you serious?
Me: Yes. We have matching tattoos.
Mom: What were you thinking?
Me: Well I had this cold and I was kind of tired and it seemed like a good idea.
Mom: I can't believe you. Are you serious?
Mom: Are you pulling my leg? You have to be pulling my leg.
Me: Well they are temporary tattoos.
Mom: Good. I was thinking that you were stupid, stupid, stupid and that I went wrong somewhere raising you.
I got the reaction I wanted.
I sent Ben a Valentine's day card that had a temporary tattoo in it. Every V-day card should come with tattoos.