I did a thing for myself a few hours ago. I needed this. It is my first tattoo. Can't wait til it heals. Lotus flowers have such a beautiful meaning that hits home to me. A lotus has it's roots in the mud, but it grows to become the most beautiful flower despite it's origins. It symbolizes that we too can overcome any obstacles in our journey. No matter what life brings you can get through it. Believe in yourself. #lotusflower#tattoo#nofilter#ink#inked#firsttattoo#meaningful#loveit#foottattoo
🌻 so I did a thing today. 🌻 thank you Mia for everything. I’m so happy with my experience and the fact I got to watch Hercules and the office while getting it done . Thank you @fittingly_sammie for being my moral support lol. It honestly felt like nothing . It was a 2 out of 10 for pain scale. #22birthday#firsttattoo#tattoo#sunflower#sunflowertattoo @jadebuddha.tattoo @the_miachine
I got my first tattoo yesterday. Some of you were surprised this was my first one 😆💞 This was HAND DRAWN onto my arm and tattoo’d by @ishmaeljohnson 🙏🏼✨ @scrimshawtattooing in Fort Collins CO.
[highly recommend. super chill dude, super chill shop. added bonus- he was so nice with offering advise to a newb. again, thank you so much Ish!]
Why was I always so nervous to get a tattoo though? I had been thinking about it and talking about it for like 20 years now LOL😎 I had always had so many rules for myself, for getting a tattoo (silly rules like being able to hide it, it has to be perfect, I have to do ALL THE RESEARCH, blah boring) 🙄🤦🏻♀️ This little piece of art on my body though is RAD AF, and I love it so much already. I don’t have any big story behind it, no serious emotional meaning, and it doesn’t necessarily tie into any major facet of my life. The symbol itself has meaning, but I got this tattoo to remind myself that things CAN happen without planning them to a T. Things can just happen without reason, and also sometimes just simply bc I say so. All those reasons I gave myself before only kept me from doing something I knew I wanted to do. Admittedly, I am a planner and ideally every detail is accounted for. Bc who wants shit to fall through? Who wants to disappoint others? Bc who wishes everything would just work out perfectly? BUT thats not life I guess. It’s a lesson I’m slowly but surely learning. I picked out this design (and the shop) the morning of, committed to doing it, and here we are - with my first tattoo, and happy as hell 😍👁🙏🏼 so basically just get the tattoo! 😂
What was YOUR first tattoo?? How was it? (did it hurt? LOL) Peep my story for other pics !
‘It’s kind of a really nice day. He decides to go for a walk around the block. On the side of the road he sees a woman’s tennis shoe filled with leaves, and it fills him with inexplicable sadness.
He walks down his side street, and sees striking colours in the faces of the people around him. Details in these beautiful brick walls and weeds that he must have passed every day and never noticed. The air smells different, brighter somehow. And the currents are beautiful and strange and vivid and the sun is warming his face, and the world is clumsy and beautiful and new. And it’s as though he’s been sleepwalking for god knows how long. Something has violently shaken him awake. His bathmats are gorgeous. The grain patterns in his cheap wood cabinets vibrate something deep within him. He’s fascinated by the way his paper towels drink water. He’s never really appreciated these things. All this detail he’s never noticed.
The stars rattle him to the core. These lights have travelled for tens of millions of years just to reach him at this moment, and somewhere far away, our own sun looks just like one of these. How many of the stars no longer even existed, but whose ancient light is just reaching him now? An impression from a ghost. An amazing, infinite time machine every night above his head that he’s ignored for most of his life. He wants to stop people in the street and say:
“Isn’t this amazing? Isn’t everything amazing?”’ Thank you to @noah_tattoos at @no_coast_tattoo for this amazing work on my first tattoo. I’m so happy with this.