The Riley Coyote Tattoo

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Tattoo….You?.” Do you have a tattoo? If so, what’s the story behind your ink? If you don’t have a tattoo, what might you consider getting emblazoned on you skin?


This is my right shoulder tattoo, my only tat for that matter. I got it when I was 30 in 2000. I was not in a relationship and got it to impress a girl who was in my teaching certificate classes. She had a few and was always talking about them before class. Did I get a date? Nope. 

The tat has remained for 16 years. It used to have colors that have faded. I chose Wile E Coyote because he’s always making schemes and plans that don’t work out. I admire his diligence though in that he always gets up and keeps trying. I’m now married to a much hotter woman. Lucky for me, she likes my tattoo. I feel bad for these people who tattoo ex lovers names on their bodies.

Author: Damien Riley

I'm an online diarist, blog film critic, & podcaster. My views on films and life are often 'left of center' on, but I have respect for other viewpoints. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.

3 thoughts on “The Riley Coyote Tattoo”

  1. I have eight tattoos. My best story is my teacher pin up girl tat. I was working with a principal who wasn’t very well liked. She hated the way I colored my hair and hated my piercings. She told me that I could not have pink hair, which is against our contract. I was furious. My hair only had the dark pink color underneath and frankly it wasn’t any of her business. When she told me I had to change the color I asked her if she was going to pay to have fixed to her liking. She said, “Well of course not.” So I told her I wasn’t going to change it. She even reported me to the district office. They said I looked fine. Shortly thereafter I got my pinup girl tat. She is a sexy teacher with long pink curly hair, tattoos…sitting on a desk with a chalkboard behind her. My name along with the date is written on the chalkboard. Awesome tat with real meaning behind it.

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