Beyond the Books: Tattoos
I actually got my first tattoo this year...and immediately followed it up with another! It's true what they say: tattoos are addictive. It took me a long time to finally get a tattoo because I was indecisive. I had ideas of what I wanted, but was never totally certain on placement/exact image/etc. I was also worried that it would be more painful than I wanted it to be. It took my fiancé making me schedule an appointment to force my decision. And I'm glad he did because it wasn't painful (really) and now I am on the path to possibly doing a full sleeve! YIKES!
My first tattoo is totally FOR ME. I specifically turned it upside down to face me (not the correct placement for tattoos) because I wanted to look at it. It's not for anyone else's pleasure but my own. It speaks to my nerdy-ness and my love for Harry Potter and the German language.
|The Deathly Hallows (obviously) with the house colors and "always" in German. Super fresh tattoo.|
My second tattoo is, again, for me, but I did position it in the correct way (facing the viewer) and is of a Scottish thistle. I lived in Scotland while I was working on my Master's degree and completely fell in love with the country, the people, the culture, and all that goes with it. This commemorates my time spent there and the memories I made.
|A Scottish thistle (more traditional style than the one above).|
|I plan on getting the death side of the painting on my forearm.|
What are you thoughts on tattoos?
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