In 1999, I got a tattoo on my lower back. A Taurus symbol - for my birth month. It is ME. It means something significant to ME. Coming through the symbol is my favorite flower- cheesey, perhaps, but it is a flower. A tulip. I've even got Keifer trained - she lets people know the tulip is mama's FAVORITE flower.
In 1999, the tattoo artist did a horrible job. I always knew I wanted to fix it, but would wait until post-birth to do that. So I did it, last week. I found a wonderful tattoo artist who is amazing (by word of mouth). He fixed my back tattoo and I am in awe of it.I love it.
As for my girls, I knew I wanted something to symbolize my heart on my sleeve. My love. My girls, my LIFE, literally.
So, yesterday.....I did it. I got my girls tattooed on my arm/wrist FOREVER. Forever. I cannot stop looking at the tattoo.I adore it. I love it. I am so in awe of it. It is 2 K's next to each other, to symbolize my 2 K girls. However, once you look at it, you can clearly see the differences in the swoops and swirls of the K's. Same,but different. Just like my girls: same (sisters, family, K names) but oh so different. No, it didn't hurt as badly as you might think. Not as badly as my back, which is surprising, as I had more fat pad on my back! It went so very quickly.
And as for being prominently displayed, well, the spot is perfect for cover up with jewelry if I want, or for a long sleeve to be pulled over it. However, due to my work, I RARELY wear jewelry and to me, this IS art and decoration. At first glance, it's a design. So I'm not shameful of it. I'm proud.
Also it appears bigger than it really is in the picture. It is inside my wrist, and it's pretty small - the picture makes it appear bigger.
And the new tattoo, fixed up to a color that isn't hideous and the flower fixed into a flower that resembles: a Tulip!
My kudos to Tommy at 5.5.5 Studios in Minneapolis. The dude is talented, quick, and amazing. And a super cool guy to boot!