Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday: Week 3

Welcome to week three of Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every week and how you can submit your photo to be featured. Check out the post if you need to refresh your memory and then read below about my very second tattoo!

This is my second tattoo. As a teenager I was a cutter. You can't see the scars like you can on some other people, but when I knew I wanted a wrist tattoo, my past came to mind. 

I feel that my tattoos should have a meaning to them, otherwise they're not really worth getting. I wanted a wrist tattoo, but nothing huge so my scars came to mind and how I could honor that time in my life, as well as remind myself how far I've come. 
When the thought of this tattoo came to mind, I wanted something simple to show that I over came that time in my life and value the journey my life took me because it ultimately made me a better person.

Since I was able to "over come" this part of my life, I googled other words that meant the same thing as overcome and that's how I got conquer. I thought it was a bold word to use with a powerful meaning, but ultimately only I would know the true meaning behind the word unless I chose to share my story with people that asked about it. 

I got this tattoo in 2006, and in 2010 chose to have it redone due to improper care the first time (oops) and add something to it to make it pop. 

I went to an artist to get another piece of work done, as well as fixing this tattoo and I'm so glad I took his advice on these stars. I love how simple it is but adds so much more character to the piece. I went to school with Nick and he's an amazing artist. I'm really happy I got work done by him because it was a great experience. He used to work closer to me so while I'd love to have more work done by him, driving 45 minutes via interstates is a little much for my anxiety :(

Do I love this tattoo: YES! Especially with the add ons. 

Would I change anything: Yes. Looking back, when I had the original artist do it, I let him choose the font because I wanted something legible. Now that I've had it for years, I wish I would've went with a simple girly cursive type font. The stars however help that since they're purple with some pink added in. 

I have another tattoo from Nick to feature that I'll share in a few weeks as I go down the list of tattoos in order!