I’ve wanted a tattoo for almost 20 years. My one problem was always that I could never figure out what symbol meant so much to me that I would want it permanantly attached to my body. I took my choices very seriously and right before I turned 38 I realized exactly what I wanted. My decision was made when I knew what was that important to me.
This was my first.
The wedding band and ring that my husband gave me when we were married is beautiful and I love to wear it. I just sometimes forget to put it on when my mind is racing through all that needs to be done. I don’t like wearing jewelry to bed or to clean the house so usually I just put on my rings when I am leaving the house. and well usually I forget.
My husband has made serveral “jokes” about my forgetting to put it on. There were enough jokes that I realized it bothered him when I was out without my rings. I had a few ideas about what I wanted on my ring finger and settled on the infinity symbol. We made a committment to each other when we got married. We’re in this for the long haul. I wanted this tattoo to symbolize exactly what I think the long haul is…. eternity… infinity.. for all time.
A month later I was ready for my next tattoo. The design for this one has been on my heart for a long time but I wanted to wait until we were (pretty) sure we were finished having children before I got it done.
All I knew was I wanted a vine to wrap around my ankle and my childrens’ first initials to be incoorporated into the vine. The artist drew this out as I was describing what I envisioned and when he was finished…it was perfect.. exactly what was in my heart.
A couple months after that I got my third tattoo. This one I actually found on Pinterest and it just stuck with me. It is a hidden picture. Let me tell you what I call it and see if you can see what is hidden. I call it… Two hearts joined by Christ. Do you see the cross that is made with the two hearts? ..hint.. the black lines
I am often.. very often.. asked if I plan on getting more. No plans right now but I am not against having more. I’m just not sure where I want them. The three places where mine are were the only places I had ever thought of having them. So, we’ll see.