tattoo love


I’ve wanted a tattoo since I was 18. I am now almost 32, and still have not pulled the trigger. However, over the past few years, the thought will not leave me, and I obsess over it at times. I am particularly obsessed with text tattoos, and in high school I wanted my favorite poem on my back. I’m glad I didn’t do that, for many reasons, but I still love the idea of ink on skin permanently declaring something you are passionate about. My husband has a few actually, and he has changed my view on them quite a bit. I have a few ideas, which I will keep to myself for now…but it will be something discreet and small, nothing this bold…although I love this so much. Thoughts? 

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  1. I’m like you in that the thought has been festering for quite some time but I have done nothing about it. One, I’m overwhelmed by the idea of a tattoo defining me. Can any one symbol express me? or what I’m passionate about? If so, then what on earth do I choose as my design? I have no idea. There is one other reason but I’m keeping it to myself :)

    Bottom line, if you find something (a symbol, a word, a phrase) that you truly connect with AND you have a design that you truly love, go for it! Dont let it stop you!

  2. Stephanie, I’ve also at times been overwhelmed by the idea, and I can be indecisive when it comes to things for myself! Thanks for your thoughts :)

  3. As I told you, I have 2 – I could have stopped after the 1st but the 2nd was more of an impulsive choice. Mine are not visible so even if they start to look less appealing with age, the whole world doesn’t have to see them! It’s more of a personal significance to me anyway. Do it for you, not for anyone else and only if you’re 100% sure!

  4. I’ve wanted one for years and finally just got two…the first line of an Emily Dickenson poem and a little heart on my fingure! I waited until I was nearly 34yo to bite the bullet. I love both of mine. Sometimes I forget they’re even there…then I see them and smile. I say go for it!

  5. Agreed Lindsey…I will only do it when I am 100%, and it won’t be anything I’ll hate when I’m 80, promise.

    Erin, the fact that you waited until 34 gives me hope that I will pull the trigger soon, and I love what you did! :)

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