I hope you are all well and having a lovely bank holiday weekend 🙂
So today I am going to talk to you about piercings and tattoos…. which is a subject which depending who you talk to can cause quite a stir !!
I myself have no problem with them at all… well I can’t really as I do have two tattoos myself so that would be a little strange and hypocritical wouldn’t it !!!
I always wanted a tattoo since the age of 14 but could never decide what it was that I wanted… plus my mum who wasn’t too keen on the idea of tattoos at the time had warned me that if I returned home with one before the age of 18 ( as she said it was my responsability then) that I would be homeless and disowned. Now knowing my mum I don’t think it’s a threat she would have carried out but I didn’t fancy risking it just in case she proved me wrong !!
Between the ages of 14 and 16 I had quite a few ideas in my head of what I would get when I turned 18 but none of them really stuck as I was constantly changing my mind and wasn’t too serious about it as I still had a long while until it could actually happen.
So rather than that I decided to get a second stud in my left earlobe at the age of 14, in the beginning I was scared that my mum would find out as she wasn’t too keen on the whole idea of having more than one piercing on each ear, I think she still stands by that rule to this day… Sorry mum.
But by the age of 15 the novelty of 2 piercings had worn off, and my friend wanted to get her helix done, so she asked me to go with her, as we got to the pharmacy she panicked and asked me would I get a piercing too if she treated me to it as a late christmas present !! Now to this day I don’t ever recall saying yes, but alas 20 minutes later I was sitting in the chair with the pharmacist holding my ear in one hand and a pen in the other asking me where I wanted my piercing to go, as there was no pre-planning I just pointed to my left ear and walked out one earring heavier.
And with that the countdown to my tattoo was on !!! From 17 onwards I was focused on getting that ink I had so desperately wanted, but again I STILL couldn’t decide on what I wanted I really had warmed to an infinity sign but before I knew it every sod under the sun was getting one form of infinity sign or another… three of my friends at college turned up with infinity sign tattoos in the space of a week, so I quickly realised that rather than my quirky idea of getting the sentence “Live the life you love,love the life you live” it could be taken as a cheesy cleche!!
So I slowly let go of that idea and finally at the age of 19 (yeah I know so much for my whole “I’m going to get a tattoo the minute I turn 18″ fase) I had settled on an idea that had some meaning to me. I have the sentence There is always a reason to Smile tattoed on my right thigh and whenever I am stressing over something small or am having a bit of a rough day I just remember the sentence I have there, plaster a smile on my face and crack on. Although sometimes I do forget that it’s there and have been known to have one or two minor scares in the shower… whoopsie.
A year later I decided I was ready for my second, again I needed something that had a strong meaning to me, and even if I was the only one who could understand it or ralate to it I don’t mind because at the end of the day it is on MY body.
But I digress….. back to my second tattoo, I have the word Ohana tattoed on my left hip. I love this tattoo for two reasons one LILO AND STITCH ( I feel this needs no further explanation, because it’s lilo and stitch #childhoodgoals) in the film they mention the sentence “Ohana means family”. I have been very lucky to have an amazing family so to me those two words just went hand in hand. When I was younger we moved abroad so I have a bird to represent the fact that my family aren’t on my doorstep but are never too far away.
I was very lucky with my tattoos as they were both designed by the same artist and she was absolutely phenomenal, as all I did was went into the parlour and gave a rough description of what I was looking for and right before my eyes she designed my little beauties 😀
So now it’s back to the drawing board ready for my next move. Have you got any tattoos or piercings ?? Have you got any ideas ?
Hope you enjoyed my little story .
Lots of love,