i'm plannin on writting to ya'll later on. this is just a morning 'please let me survive and i promise Popsicles and stickers later' sort of bribe.
Captain Dumbass did a post about people and their 'ink'. in case ya'll don't know i've got three tattoos and counting.
a lot of people think they're ridiculous and have told me so.
a lot of people can be narrow minded and judgemental.
my tattoos represent a moment in my life that i wanted to document a change, a feeling, a shift of some sort.
anyway. so. Captain D decided to ask everyone to send in pics and explanations of their tats. so i did! and i'm there! just go there. you'll find me. a couple scrolls in.
i only have pics on hand for two of my three tats. my third is a celtic half moon on my right hip.
i have stars up my side, and 'take to the sky' on my back.... take to the sky is a song by tori amos, who is ... she's hard to explain. amazing and astonishing seem so lacking to me. she is a woman who survived being raped with a gun at her head in the back of a van on a night after performing in a local venue. she is a woman who subsequently created RAINN, an organization for sexually abused victims to find light again in their lives.
take to the sky is a song she wrote long before she was signed to a record company- the lyric is, 'Have a seat while i/take to the sky' and basically, it means..... i refuse to conform and change myself so that i can gain fame and fortune. i will not compromise who i am so that i can be what they want me to be. you have a seat, conform, and watch while i take off.
i was eighteen, scared out of my mind, and when i finally sat down to get my ink done? found that it felt GOOD. bc you have to understand- i've had so many injuries when i was younger that i'm permanently suffering from stiff joints and achy muscles. so getting tattooed on my lower back? heaven! my muscles FINALLY loosened after about a year of being so tight i couldn't even get a massage.
so then, duh, naturally i got more. the stars on my side? i laughed my way through. my tattoo artist thinks i'm INSANE. he told me about how he had a big ol' biker guy in the week before me who got tattooed on his ribs, and he CRIED. me? i giggled.
i'm super ticklish. also? high pain tolerance. comes in handy.
so. if you were curious what two of my three tattoos looked like? mosey on down to Captain D. there are quite a few more as well :)