So last Tuesday I spoke about how I was debating with myself about getting a tattoo. I’ve wanted one since I was a teenager but had always said that I would wait until I was in my 30’s.
I am now 33 and the desire was still there.
I’d pretty much decided the design that I wanted- ‘The Mark Of Cain‘- Supernatural fans will know this mark and what it represents.
To me it represents self control. I have a ‘dark side’ as do many people. I can be vicious, I can be nasty and I can be very short tempered. The ‘mark’ to me represents my self control over such feelings and actions.
So last Tuesday I used a marker pen and drew a rough version to see if I’d actually be happy having this permanent pigment. I was. And so this morning I woke up and went to the tattoo shop.
The result is this…
I am very happy with the way it turned out. I was even more happy that the pain I was expecting wasn’t as bad as I had thought it would be. I didn’t pass out, I didn’t cry and I didn’t throw up. I’m taking that as a bonus.
Will I get another tattoo?
Well I don’t know. I have a few ideas for designs that I want, designs that mean something to me. But I am giving it time.
It did take me roughly 20years to decide to get a single tattoo. So if I do get another one… time will tell.
Now I’m ‘in the club’ please feel free to share your tattoos with me and (I think) more importantly, what they mean to you.
I’m also on Twitter so please feel free to share your art using #TuesdayTattle. I’d love some more ideas/inspiration.