i have no tattoos. i just admire them on blogs and pin them on pinterest. i’ve always said i’d never get one. it has just never felt like me. but, sometimes i secretly want one. lately, i’ve been drawing one on my wrist. taking my favorite black inky pen and just drawing out a word. the same word. a reminder. a promise. if i ever got a tattoo, i’m certain it would be a word. words are so important to me and carry so much meaning and weight. i just worry i’d want to change my word from time to time. and, i think my old lady self might not like a tattoo.
of course, today you don’t have to be so committal because there are super cool modern temporary tattoos that look real, like the “xo” in the photo above. tattly is a fun place to look for designy ones and you can order really cool temporary tattoos on etsy. there are even custom temporary tattoos.
here are two tattoos that i’m loving /
god’s peace written in swedish
smile in swedish
it’s funny to me that of all the word tattoos i’m drawn to, and mimic on my arm, the two i post are both in swedish.
do you have a tattoo? would you ever get one?
when i was younger i thought if i ever got a tattoo it would be super small (so that thinking hasn’t changed) and i would get lady bug on my pinky toe. i’m so glad i never went through with that.
would love to hear your tattoo stories!
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