I recently got my first tattoo. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but have been too afraid. Not so much afraid of the pain (it hurt a little, but was over in a few minutes), but afraid of the judgement, afraid of the stigma, afraid of the disapproval.
I was also still trying to work out what I wanted to have on my body forever. Then, when the time came, I was too shy to ring a tattooist and ask for such a tiny tattoo. I shouldn’t have been. As it turned out she was super cool about it. I am so glad I asked Simone from Progression Tattoo. She was the real deal – a creative woman, excelling in her field. It was such an amazing experience. Now, I can’t help feel this tattoo won’t be my last.
Why the heart on my right wrist? Well, I wanted to remind myself to always write from the heart. To wear my heart on my sleeve. To remember that all I really need is love. My little heart connects me to my girls and my husband. They are my heart.
And you know what, it reminds me to not give a shit what others may think of me. To always follow my heart without fear of judgement. And it does make me feel a little cool.
This is me being all rockstar.
The truth is, I got up in the morning and had to do a self portrait for the #febphotoaday challenge. My bed hair looked rockstar so I thought I’d go with it. Rock it out! I love this photo. I love my tattoo. I love feeling a little freer of my own worries about what others think of me. Just. Fucking. Do. It.
What have you done lately to challenge yourself? What have you done lately to rock out? What have you done lately to feel more alive?
I have a similar heart tattoo on my right shoulder blade. It’s a bit wonky, like love. I have another tatt on my ankle. Yours looks GORGEOUS. I adore it. So happy for you!
I love it! Such a small, simple thing with so many special meanings. It’s perfect.
I’m working myself up to get my first tattoo too. I know what I want and just need to choose a design. It is a bit scary though. I’m more used to piercings and have gotten a couple of new ones recently. They’re my usual “rebellion of choice” 😉
you ARE a rock star! xt
Had an extra coffee the other day…that was about as rocked out as I have been for awhile…need to get out more…lov the heart and the meanings xx
Good on you – rock it out! I have the baby blahs (so boring lol).
I love it. I am growing dope and telling my kids to fuck off. Does that count? xxx
A couple of months ago I got a piercing in the top rim of my right ear. It is something I’d wanted to do for a long time, but just hadn’t got to it. My son is a body piercer, and he did the job for me. I love it, and he was pretty chuffed that I asked him to do it!
You rock the rockstar look, gorgeous!!
I hate tattoos, but I like this one…which is saying something, usually I just wonder ‘why?’
Ohmygoodness, I LOVE it!!!
Hooray for you being a brave rock star.
I so wanted to get one before I hit the big 4 0 but I was scred about the phone call and the pain and stuff and now I think I should have.
I love it! I wear a small inked heart too. Different place though 😉
I feel like I’m always constantly challenging myself – I cannot picture living life any other way. My theory is that when I die and if I had the opportunity to look down upon myself and thought about not having done things because of fear, I would feel pretty pissed of with myself. Complicated? – I know. My latest challenge: moved myself, husband and two young daughters to Hong Kong from Australia to give my children a broader perspective of the world. It’s tough and I’m lonely, but I wouldn’t have been annoyed with myself for not giving it a go. Love reading your blog and love you tattoo. Shan xo http://www.lifeandtimeswithart.wordpress.com
I love that photo. Hot.
I love the heart, and I think the whole heart on the sleeve thing is a cool play on words/tattoos. I change my mind too much to get a tatt, the permanency of it all frightens me a little. BUT, the permanency of anything frightens me a little so maybe it has nothing to do with tatts. I told G that you got a tiger on your back. Kx
Love it! And good on you for being brave enough to do it (AND rock it like a rockstar!).
I have been dying to get a tattoo too but am so terrified of the pain (yet I have managed to survive childbirth sans drugs) but I am also really indecisive and cannot decide on something that I will want on my body forever.
I fucking love it! Welcome to the dark side, you Rockstar XXXXX
LOVE it. Welcome to the inky side of life.
You ARE a bloody rockstar! I love your ink and I love that you went ahead and did it anyway. I am still working up the courage. x