I did a poll on Instagram and a lot of people seemed to be interested in me doing a "tattoo tour" where I show you all of my tattoos and explain what they mean to me. I think that tattoos are an amazing form of art and I figure why not decorate the body that I am stuck in forever with what makes me happy? Keep reading if you are interested and feel free to comment any thoughts or suggestions for new posts!
photo via @nathsegato
1. "La Vie Est Belle"
2. and 3. A lot of love and a beautiful rose
I decided about 7 months after my first tattoo to get a couple more. Only this time I went with one of my best friends in the whole world so that we could get a matching piece! I went with a little rose on my inner arm as well as text on my forearm that reads, "Spread Love". This one is pretty self explanatory. I think it is a good reminder to myself whenever I look down to be positive in this sometimes negative world we live in and to teach others to remind others to spread love as well. This tiny rose has huge value to me because of its feminine power and since I got it done with one of my dearest friends, I will carry that memory forever.
Artist: Alex Mecham at Goodtimes Tattoo in SLC, UT
4. A baby "Om" on Friday the 13th
Now this tattoo has a funny backstory. We've all heard how some shops do $13 tattoos on Friday the 13th right? Well last year I decided it would be fun to go get a tiny tattoo. We get to the tattoo shop (A Wicked Sensation in SLC) and there are a TON of people. So I fill out some forms and wait for my name to be called. About 2.5 hours go by and we're like okay what's the holdup?? So finally I ask and it turns out the lady I requested is extremely popular and people were having her do 3 or 4 tattoos each.. yikes. So long story short we wait another hour and I tell them that I will get it done by whoever if I can just get it over with already! So the owner of the shop ended up doing my small piece and it took her a solid 25 seconds and it was over.. lol. Moral of the story, don't get a tattoo done on Friday the 13th unless you plan to wait 5 hours. Overall however I don't regret it and I really love how it turned out! I have attached an image of the meaning of the Om symbol for those of you who aren't familiar.
5. The Enlightened Lotus
Thanks For Stopping By! -Much Love XOXO
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