In keeping with my promise to do, see and experience new things this year, I got inked…
I have always wanted to get a tattoo but because I could never pin down what design I wanted or where I wanted to put it, I never got one. With everything I have been through this year (all 5 months of it) and with my thirtieth birthday coming up, now was the perfect time.
Although I decided immediately where I wanted to have my tattoo done (on my right side below my underarm), the design itself took a little while to pin down. I knew I wanted the words Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom from the Serenity Prayer and at first I was just going to have them by themselves – just plain and simple. But then I was put on to the Tree of Life idea/design and I knew I had found my design.
Generally trees are thought of long-lasting and resilient. They are meant to survive the tough times and flourish in the good times. They are considered to be a sign of strength, immortality, knowledge, wisdom, protection, growth, abundance, and forgiveness. This was it! This was perfect!
I asked a few inked friends who they’d suggest I go to and I found myself at Fallen Heroes where La made my tattoo come alive incorporating a tree with the three words in the main branches. I really am so pleased with how it turned out.
If you want to see what else I’ve got up to or what I plan to get up to, head over here!