Saturday, June 13, 2009

What I've Been Up To?

Friday I finally got my Mothers Day Gift. I've been talking about wanting a tattoo for over a year now, and this year for Mothers Day, Jamie got me an appointment (with in my opinion the best artist in town) and Friday was the day!

I was so pumped to get this tattoo, it means a lot more to me then just a flower tattoo. One of the meanings is that there are three flowers on the tattoo, each represents the three members of our family (me, Jamie and Donovan). The background bud represents the background of our lives, Ruby, and also the baby that we lost. For those of you that don't know, I had a very early miscarriage before we got pregnant with Donovan.

It also represents Strength. The past year I have come to realize how much inner strength I actually have, so this tattoo represents that to me as well. The strength is also a reminder to me because of where I got it. The ribs are one of the most painful places to get a tattoo, and sitting (laying) for this one for 3.5 hours definitely took every ounce of strength that I had.

So thank you Jamie for this amazing gift, I absolutely LOVE it! Can't wait for it to heal and I can start wearing a bra again! ;)


Natalie said...

I think your new tat is so beautiful and in such an unusual place! Just stunning. I have one on my lower back (the so-called tramp stamp, I hate that name!) of a water lily, and the colors are actually quite similar to yours, only a little more faded. ;) This totally makes me want to get another. Way to go girl!

deborah said...

oh Jackie that is so beautiful! I love the colors. I have one in the same spot as Natalie, and I too hate that name! Mine is of a Mama frog on a lily pad looking over 4 tadpoles which represent my 4 kids. 3 have little pink bows and 1 has a blue baseball cap. I'm thinking of getting another one. Such the tramp!