31 Day Blog Challenge - Day Nine
Day Nine - Piercings and Tattoos!
Oui...two tattoos and three piercings. Should I just leave it at that? No...let's chat about my tattoos and piercings a bit. So my piercings are in my ears. Very non-dramatic. After all, where did you think I might be pierced? Keep it clean folks! My ink on the other hand...also non- dramatic, but I suppose I should share the stories behind them.
On the side of my right foot (as pictured above - right after I was inked) is the word 'breathe.' I have so much love for this tattoo and to me it's as beautiful as jewellery, but better because it never comes off. I didn't come to inking myself quickly. I thought about it for a very long time and choose very carefully about what would be going permanently on my body and where. Since I started practicing pilates about three years ago, I have become very aware of my breathing. I know that sounds like hokey pokey to some of you, but it's amazing what happens to you when you are aware of your breath. For me, it's not just the vehicle that keeps me alive...it's what calms me when I'm stressed, it soothes me when I'm feeling unwell. It gets me though a workout on the reformer. It makes hard moves easier. Fill you lungs all the way up...and then exhale until you have nothing left. It's truly a miracle what can happen to you and how your attitude can shift change when you start breathing with intention. Taking a breath is also the first thing you do upon being born, and the last thing you do before dying. I think it's a beautiful word and love that it's permanently on my body. I knew I did the right thing when just after the artist finished, I looked down and felt like it had always been there.
So sadly, I didn't take proper care of my beautiful ink after I got it and a few weeks after it healed I had to go back for a touch up. I actually 'over' cared for it instead of just leaving it alone. Don't touch your ink after you get it. It's fine. It heals. But no, not me. I messed up. Anyway...I had to wait a couple of weeks for an appointment for my touch-up and of course I have zero patience, so that wasn't going to work for me. Instead I choose another reputable tattoo salon and went in for a touch-up. The adorable artist mentioned to me that my touch up would cost $100 - sorry, but that was the minimum and would I consider another tattoo while there included in the $100? Well that's basically a free tattoo right? After thinking about it for a whole two seconds, I had her do a wee star on my right ankle and I totally love it as well. I feel like it balances off the ink on my right foot.
I have to say that I haven't had one single regret over my ink and in fact I love it when people compliment them. They are both small and discreet...and that's the way I like it.
P.S. I wrote this through the fog of a wicked migraine...forgive any errors please!
See ya tomorrow!