Tattoos...Yes They Are Forever
Monday, December 3, 2012
Forrrreverrr. Say that word like they do in the movie The Sandlot and it will make so much more sense. Do you know what I am talking about? If not go rent that movie it's a classic! I can still hear my Dad reminding my sister and I growing up that, "Tattoos are forever. What you like now, you may not like when you're a Grandma." This is probably true, but do people really think about that when they are getting a tattoo? I'm sure that dude with a half naked chick on his forearm probably did not care what his 80 year old grandpa self would think.
Well I must have forgotten all about my Dad's words of wisdom when I was walked into a Newport Beach tattoo shop on my 18th birthday and got my very first tattoo. It was a dragonfly and it is on the lower part of my hip. At the time it had no special meaning. My best friend and I just wanted to get a tattoo because we were 18...and we could. Thank God is has not morphed over the years, with two pregnancies into a giant deformed bat. Whew I really lucked out on that one! Do I regret it now? Ya know, I don't. That little dragonfly represents a time of my life where I was going through a lot and when I see it today it reminds me how far I have come.
Since becoming a Mom I have developed all these weird and irrational fears. I talked about one of them here. I am a strong person but sometimes my thoughts can really take over my mind. I wanted to have a reminder (some place I could see) that I just need to have faith. Faith in myself as a Mother, faith in God and faith that I can do anything that I set my mind to, big or small.
I have wanted this tattoo for the longest time and I finally set up a spontaneous tattoo date with my husband and did it. I love it and whenever I start to doubt myself I take a quick look and I am reminded to have faith.
Do you have any tattoos? Do they have a special meaning or a story behind it?
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