Ok, so I’ve long contemplated doing something like this to my prosthetic leg. However, I’m not much of a flames and skulls gal. I haven’t come up with any other icons that seemed worth inscribing on my leg. I once read of a girl amputee who wore brightly-colored iridescent stockings on hers, as a way of thumbing her nose at the blandly tan look.
For awhile I wore my leg without ‘skin’–all of my computerized innards showing. This look wasn’t entirely comfortable for me, though. Not only were there many stares, but it was painful to cross my legs and the metal bits wore out my clothes on odd places (not to mention the fact that pants simply don’t hang right on a pylon leg).
Hmmm…it’s like the difficulty of picking a tattoo–how can one choose an image that represents onself, and be assured that this wouldn’t change over time? Even if I were to pick something pretty universal–a peace sign or such–I’m not sure that I’d want to advertise my beliefs/values this way. [Note: the one exception to this is that I’ve started ‘stickering’ my crutches–putting stickers on them from all the places that they’ve traveled with me. They’re sporting Chinese Airlines and Roanoke Island stickers these days]
So if you were me, would you ‘pimp your gimp’? If so, how?