For a long time I’ve wanted to get a tattoo.
Years ago I decided that a simple “lovewins” on my left wrist would do the trick.
Small enough to cover with a think bracelet, white ink, all one word, in my own script.
Eventually, I toyed with the thought of adding “eph4:29” to my right wrist, too.
A matching pair.
Then I decided that if I got “lovewins” on my left wrist, I could get “eph4:29” on the inside of my bottom lip. After all, the verse was my constant reminder for several years in a row to not speak harshness into the world. “Only what is helpful in building each other up that it may benefit all that listen.” This would be symbolic, right?
I’ve never really let go of the ideas of these tattoos, but lately the idea of tiny anchor on my wrist has been calling to me. No bigger than dime, a simple little anchor. A reminder of the quote I stumbled upon this summer when I felt my entire perspective shift. The quote I keep referring to as I move forward each day. The quote I plan to reference at least a dozen more times before 2012 😉
All this thinking about tattoos, and talking about tattoos, and planning for tattoos– you think by now I would have gotten a tattoo, right? Wrong. Why? Because I am a coward. [last night I even said to Nicholas while looking at his sketch book, “so, when I finally get the balls enough to get a tattoo, you’re going to do the sketch for me, right?]
Are you brave and with tattoo? [a little bit different than being with child]
My good friend Megan is doing a presentation for the symposium at her college on body art. She wants to show photos of people with body art. If you have a tattoo and are willing, it would be awesome if you could send a photo [or photos!] you are willing to let her use in her presentation. Any story, descriptions, or explanations about your art would also be welcome! Please send your photos to Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[also – please pass this on to any friends YOU know with body art who you think would like to share!]
[double also – I’d love to hear your tattoo stories, too! Feel free to copy me on your emails to Megan! email@example.com ]
[triple also – don’t forget to enter the Elle’s Studio giveaway! I’ll be announcing the winner tomorrow, so get your entry in TODAY: Wednesday, September 7th!!]