Sometimes, things happen and you feel that you need to mark them down. Like when we experience blissful moments that we don’t want to forget or when go through unavoidable desolation which brings change to most of us.
We all have our own ways on how we will hark back on those significant moments. I can say that most people take photos to put on their photo album or scrapbooks for those who like crafts, some people write journals, blogs or make vlogs and upload it for others to watch; And there are people who wear their story on their skin.
My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.
In all honesty, I used to not like tattoo. The reason for that is.. hmmm… I’m a people pleaser. It is not new to hear that tattoo gives an impression to others that people who has them are wing nut for “ruining” their skin; that they look like an addict or ex-convict. As one of my friends used to tell me, everyone has different frame of mind on having a tattoo and you just have to respect everyone’s opinion.
My grandparents (well.. more of just my lolo) don’t like the idea of me or anyone from my family to get tattoo. He’s got all these talks and looks that could kill whenever my tito will mention tattoo. haha! So… We did it while we’re miles and miles away from him. Lol! My tito’s in Guam and I’m here in New Zealand. We both did it this month, he got approval from his wifey as birthday gift; and as for me? I just woke up day after visiting Canterbury Museum exhibiting traditional Japanese tattooing and decided that I’ll get a tattoo just because I haven’t done anything bold and random at the same time in my entire life. So yeah… Why not get a tattoo? Two things ticked off from my bucket list. Get a tattoo and do something bold and random. 😉
The design I chose symbolizes stability in entirety. That’s what I’m currently working on. Stability. As they say, a woman who is secured with herself has nothing to prove to others. The little heart symbolizes love. Love from my family and friends who supports me. Cross symbolizes faith. Regardless of all the trials that comes my way, He still showers me with so much blessings. 🙂
Tattoos render pain and pleasure all at the same time. It is a good way to keep a memory alive, to make a statement or to share your story.
It’s a mark that may fade a little but will never go away completely.