Hi lovelies, and welcome to my tattoo stories! I posted a poll awhile back on Twitter asking if you would like to read a blog about my tattoos, and there was an overwhelming “yes” vote. Today I’ll be showing you my tattoos, and talking you through the meaning behind them all.
I got my first tattoo when I was 18, and I have 4 so far. I love tattoos; I think they can be such beautiful pieces of artwork. I think it’s amazing that nowadays we can have art on our bodies. I understand that it isn’t for everyone, and that’s fine! But for the people who do love getting ink, it can be a such a great way to express ourselves.
My first tattoo I got in Thailand. I was quite musical as a kid, and always knew my first tattoo would be something music related. I ended up going for a treble clef, that is actually a snake. I love snakes (Slytherin Pride!!!) and it was fitting that I would work these two things into my tattoo.
I will admit, even an hour before I got this tattoo done, I was still trying to figure out what I wanted. Even in the shop I was umm-ing and ahh-ing. A lot of people say that you should think about your tattoo well in advance, and sit on it for months before deciding for definite that it is what you want. As we all constantly get reminded, tattoos are forever!
For two of my tattoos, this is the case. I thought about them for years before I took the plunge. But for the other two tattoos, they were spur of the moment. I still love them to bits!
I believe that if you love something or someone at the time; if you want something at the time; if you enjoy doing something at the time, then why should you ever regret it? (Provided that it didn’t hurt anybody, but let’s assume that is a given here.) This isn’t everybody’s mentality, but it’s mine. I don’t think I’ll ever regret any of my tattoos, because in that moment it is what I wanted. And they all have a meaning behind them, too, and those meanings aren’t something I’ll ever regret.
My 2nd tattoo was one I thought about for around a year. I saw a picture online of geometric, blossoming flowers, and loved them! I wanted something similar, but with watercolour.
The thought behind this one is that I was always a shy kid. I would cling to my parents as a child, and follow the crowd as I got older. It was only when I was a teenager that I started embracing new things. These things were often ones that my friends didn’t enjoy or even understand, but I stopped caring. I was starting to grow into myself.
Even now, I am still blossoming into the person I want to be. I’m not wholly there yet, but I have come out of my shell and grown into someone that I’m proud of.
My 3rd tattoo was yet again in Thailand. And, yet again, spontaneous. I was just craving another tattoo, so spent a few days looking at ideas on Pinterest! I decided on this design. It’s a flower with writing down the stem, which is actually my own handwriting! The lovely artist copied my writing and added a pretty flower on top.
It can be a bit hard to read – it says “no rain, no flowers”. I have depression and anxiety, and often go through really low periods where it feels like there is no way out. This is here to remind me that I can’t appreciate the good times if I didn’t go through the bad times. There has to be a balance. And I made it through the rain each time to appreciate the flowers when they grow.
My last and latest tattoo is my mermaid. I’ve wanted a mermaid for years now, and finally plucked up the courage to get it one. I went to the same tattoo artist as my flowers tattoo, and she came up with this amazing design! I am so in love with it!
The mermaid looks so beautiful, and I love her rosy cheeks. And the colours are just so beautiful! I’m constantly trying to find an excuse to wear a short sleeved t-shirt or vest to show her off!
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my tattoo journey so far! I love them all so much, and will definitely be adding to the collection in the future!
Do you have any tattoos, or want any? What do you have/want?