Tattooed Mum

“Technically, all tattoos are temporary, even permanent ones.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I love tattoos. I have 4 so far and plans for many more. Each one means something to me. Once I’m done having kids I’m going to get a final large one though and call it a day…. maybe.

People always say ‘oh what will that look like when you’re old?!’… You know something I’ll still love them when I’m old and wrinkly because they mean something to me and they serve as everlasting memories. I can tell stories around them all.

My most recent was a gift from Derek and the one that, at present, means the most to me. Its a Celtic knot. Its mother and child and from the moment I saw a carving of it I knew that was what I wanted to signify becoming a mum for the first time.

Tattoos aren’t for everyone but I like how they add to my body. Some peoples are proper works of art. Just remember that if you’re considering one – don’t rush it. Find an artist you love and be 100% on the design. I went to get one when I was 18… it was a dragon… I loved it but couldn’t decide on where and was humming and hawing when the tattooist said the thing that stuck with me ‘if you’re not sure its best to leave it and I wouldn’t want to tattoo you anyway if you weren’t!’ I’m glad he did as I’d have ended up with a tattoo I didn’t really like just because everyone else was getting one. I was told I’d chickened out but better that than left with something I grew to hate!

“My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.”
Johnny Depp

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