Thursday, 27 June 2013
the tattooed lady
me and tattoos have a love/hate thing going on. I love them. I spend hours looking at pictures of other people's tattoos and dreaming about what one I will get next. but I'm so fickle, and end up not liking whatever tattoo I get done. not hating them - I truly believe that each of my five tattoos says something about who I am, and about what stage of my life I was in when I got them done, and I'd never have any of them removed. and it's only logical that the things you like and the styles you like when you're 18, won't necessarily be the same as when you are 28. also, I love colour tattoos on other people, but I have a weird OCD type thing with colours which means I have never got a coloured one myself.
anyway, the reason I'm writing this post is because whilst I was in Austin I got two new tattoos done! they are really simple - just a small outline of a heart above each ankle, but I love them. I've never blogged about my tattoos before, which is really weird, but I thought I'd share a few pics...
I had this tattoo done about 4 years ago, a few months after breaking up with my long-term boyfriend. it's a quote from one of my favourite books ever, Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut, and it has gotten me through some tough times.
my other tattoos are outlines of stars, which I had done when I was 18 and when I was 19. they are a bit dated, and a bit emo, but at the time I was OBSESSED with stars and doodling them everywhere, and even though I'm not super keen on my star tattoos, I've never regretted having them done, and I look at them with nothing but fondness because they hold a lot of memories.
do you guys have any tattoos? or plans to get any new ones? I'm already planning my next one (shhhh don't tell my mum) but can't seem to decide what I want or where I want to get it!