While tossing around the idea of a tattoo for years, I've never been comfortable settling on an image that would permanently adorn my body. And where would I want it? I liked the idea of it being discreet, so I could wear a strapless dress without it being visible; but I would also want to be able to see it, otherwise I didn't see the point.
Quite frankly, I had body issues. But then I became pregnant, and my body, including its lumps and bumps, was growing a baby. I loved my body more than I ever had before during my pregnancy. In fact, I think it's the first time I ever truly loved it. I'd appreciated it before, liked certain aspects, didn't mind others, and had my fair share of hang-ups and things I didn't like. But I think my Demi-shot shows how amazing I felt during my pregnancy. And all in spite of the immense SPD pain.
|One of my earlier "mother|
& child" drawings
|Kisses from Pickle & |
a balloon from a friend.
Another friend said
"naughty at 40"!
So for my 40th birthday present to myself, I now have a mother-goddess spiral topped with an E for Pickle's IRL name. I wanted colour, so had the E filled with turquoise, one of my two favourite colours. To me this celebrates my body being an amazing thing that grew an even more amazing person. Happy Birthday to me.
|4 January 2013|
Let me know what you think? Do you have any tattoos?