i sat down at my computer this morning with my mind completely blank for today’s post topic. this has never happened to me before (you know, in the whole month and 5 days that i’ve been blogging…!).
so, i decided to talk about a topic that i think is really fun, and one that a reader had asked me to explain a bit more: my tattoos!
when i did my 7 random things for the stylish blogger award, i said that i love tattoos and that i have 3. first of all, i’m cool with pretty much any body art. i think it’s your body and you can do what you want with it. however, i think it is important to think about the impression that you’re giving off in certain situations. for me, i have a feeling working in a professional setting is in my future once i’m with my 25 years of school, so, i’ve made sure that all of my tattoos are in a place that can easily be covered.
some people are lucky enough to be able to put all of their tattoos and body art out there, but that’s not me. i know that might sound like i’m trying to hide something, but i’m not ashamed of my tattoos (i’m putting them out there for the world to see right now!). i just did what i was comfortable with.
ok, that spiel is done, on to the fun stuff!
here is my first tattoo:
i got this one when i was 18. i knew i wanted a tattoo, but i didn’t really put a lot of thought into choosing something that meant a lot to me, etc. i just wanted a fun tattoo! it’s very low on my right hip and can really only be seen when i’m in a bathing suit. on hindsight, this probably won’t look so hot after a pregnancy or two of stretching out. oh well.
my second tattoo was really random and entirely unplanned!
it’s a really cute little flower on my left foot. again, this tattoo has no hidden meaning other than i really loved how the flower looked. i got this one was i was probably 20? my roommate and bff from college met me on campus one day and said “i’m so bored. i want to get my belly button pierced. will you come with me & get something done?”. this belly button thing was a HUGE deal for her but i already had mine pierced. i agreed to go with her and find something for me to do too! i vetoed getting the buttom part of my belly button or my nose pierced, but i decided i’d just get a tattoo! i picked this little one and went with it. so this tattoo went from idea to reality in about an hour!
and finally, my last tattoo.
this tattoo could really use a whole post talking about its story. i think i’ll leave you with the essential details and i can talk about this more in depth later. this is my favorite out of the 3. i was 22 when i got it and my sister went with me and got the same one. it’s on my left wrist (easily covered with a watch). a LOT of thought went into this tattoo – we designed it ourselves! it has major personal significance and definitely means the most to me out of all of my tattoos and i love love love it.
so there you have it! the only one i ever wished i had put a little more thought into was my shooting stars, but i’m kind of over that now it’s totally a part of me and i still really love it! i’m just hoping my skin snaps back after i have a baby and it still looks good! 😉 wishful thinking? eh, maybe. we’ll see!!
now i’m off to wake my fiance so we can make another epic veggie omelette. then we have a kind of busy day including oil changes on both of our cars and then a decemberists concert in milwaukee tonight!
so how about you? do you have any tatoos? do you like/dislike tats?
[i won’t be offended if you say you don’t like tattoos!]