The past couple of days I've seen many bloggers share their tattoos and I am finally opening up to share mine. I told another blogger I had 3 and she said that was really surprising! I love them all for different reasons and love that they are unique
I got this elephant a few weeks after turning 18 and I will forever be obsessed with it. Why elephants? I collect them in a total non-creepy/circus way. I've even gotten to ride one in Thailand! They are such beautiful, peaceful creatures. And they also bring goodluck when their trunks are up. I've always said I want to get a baby elephant added on for each child we have, trunks and tails intertwined.
I got this one freshman year of college and I am the most self conscious about it, yet it is the most meaningful. Thy symbol is the Aramaic words for Peace and Love. Aramaic was the language spoken by Jesus, the movie The Passion of The Christ was spoken in Aramaic. I have been carrying around a drawing of peace and love in my wallet since I was 14 years old. So the reason I am self conscious about it is because it is really big. It is probably 6 inches long and 4 inches tall. I originally wanted something very small but you know how tattoo artists can be. I do not regret it one bit because my love for Jesus Christ will always be right under my beating heart, but I do wish it was smaller. A lot smaller. It is on the left side of my ribcage (I took the picture into a mirror).
Have you heard this Aqualung song? The lyrics to this song totally embodies the feelings my husband and I had when we first met. It is very special to us and will always remind us of each other and falling in love. I got this one my senior year of college and I love it so much. It is on the inside of my left foot (it was the most painful!).
So do I plan on getting more?
I do plan on adding to the elephant on my foot when we have babies (like I mentioned above) but other than that, I don't think so. I like how mine are all hidden and I've kinda run out of spots to hide more. I always thought it would be cool to get a tattoo with my husband but I love that he doesn't have any.
I think tattoos are so beautiful! Our old neighbor (LauraLeigh if you are reading this, it is you!) had beautiful sleeves and I instantly fell in love with them. I love how meaningful they can be and how you can tell so much about someone by their ink. I know I was young when I got my tattoos (and I am still young!) but I know I will never regret them. On the other hand, something I do regret is getting my darn belly button pierced when I was 14. I took it out in college and the hole will be there forever! I also had my nose pierced for a few months, luckily that closed up almost instantly :-)
Do you have tattoos? Or do you plan on getting them?
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