Yo yiggity yo, ya’ll!
Okay, I won’t say that again…
SO, apologies for my absence yesterday. Work has been super crazy, and of course, I’m still pretty sick. I just can’t seem to kick this! (Any pointers to cure the common cold would be appreciate much!)
SOooOooOOO, I’ve been meaning to share this with you all for a while. I have three lovely pieces of artwork permanently inked onto my orifice. Yes, my orifice.
This is the first tattoo that I got. I believe I was 19 years old?
What: A Koi Fish with the scripture Matthew 13:47
Meaning: I always loved the way koi fish looked as tattoos, and I knew I wanted my first tattoo to be biblical and a good representation of my faith, the most important part of my life. Matthew 13:47 reads as so, “The gates of Heaven are like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fishes.” Because many of my closest friends are non-believers, I thought this would be an interesting subject to touch on- How God accepts all different people into His Kingdom.
Next came something I have often had difficulty looking at. It is one that I did on a whim during a hard break-up. I started out with just the stars, and one of my closest friends and I got them together in the same location. The script was added several years later…
What: Stars and quote “I was at peace and drank your beams as they were life to me,” from the poem Stars by Emily Bronte
Where: Right side of my back
Meaning: The stars are really just a random representation of my friendship with Nina. The quote was added because I really wasn’t happy with the stars and the way they came out. The quote ties in my name- I was named after Emily Bronte, with the stars.
My most recent tattoo was gotten in October. After my best friend died in September, I knew I wanted to do something.
What: A letter “K” to represent my late best friend, Karina.
Meaning: Initially, I knew that I really didn’t want to put her whole name somewhere. I thought that that would just scream the message, rather than whisper it. I bounced a bunch of ideas off of my mom and Dennis, and finally came up with just putting a “K”. My very talented and artistic cousin as an “M” on her wrist that she designed. I asked her to send me a picture of it- the tattoo artist used it as inspiration.
So there, you have it! Now you know my dirty tattoo laundry!