Sometimes I get asked about what tattoos I have.
And what they are for.
My left arm is getting close to half a sleeve.
On my right forearm, I have an angel.
And on my right collar bone, I have a simple design with hidden words.
My Johnny Cash~ that one is for Phil. It reads, "When you go, I want to go too."
Meaning, life wouldn't be the same without Phil...He just makes my heart breathe.
And I couldn't live without the guy:).
So why Cash?...I love his music.
I know his life was far from perfect. But he loved God, and he loved people.
And he had a compassionate heart toward even the worst of sinners.
And I kinda like that.
I have an A10 Warthog for my dad.
I didn't want to go the 'names' route...so I choose something that reminds me about that person in my life. My dad use to bolt off the couch whenever he would hear an A10 fly over our house. And us four kids would take off right after him:). We would all run out of the house and watch it fly low into the horizon. I don't know why I've seen so many of that particular plane in my life or why they always seemed to go over our home, but I love those memories. It is something goofy we shared, but it makes me feel little again...like a happy kid, sharing a moment with her dad.
I also have Exodus 20:2, because that is his favorite Bible verse.
My angel is for Niamh.
She is holding a ball/globe sort of deal. That is because Philly's first real word was 'ball.'
I designed the one on my collar bone. It is the only 'name-ish' tattoo I have...but you can't tell by looking at it:). Straight on (if I showed you how to read it), you could read "Niamh." Upside down (like when I look down and read it), it says "Elphaba." The Wicked Witch of the West is one of my crushes:). Love that green chick. Loved the book 'Wicked.' Loved the musical so much, I've seen it multiple times. Niamh loves the story of the witch, too...so just combined the two together.
I also have a niece named Elphaba...which is kinda awesome:).
So...That is what I have right now:).
I probably won't touch my legs. Not my best feature, so no reason to bring more attention to those suckers.
I would like full sleeves down both arms. Probably get my ribs and back done.
And I'd love to get a huge, yellow happy face right on my ars.
I didn't have any before I met Phil.
I did use to color on my jeans:). I think I was craving ink, but never thought of myself as a tattooed type of person...so I would just color and draw on my clothing, lol. Then this cute tattooed boy came into my life, and well, the rest is history:).
Have I heard the
"you realize you'll be an 85 year old woman with tattoos someday" comments?
I get it. I actually think 85 year old tatted chicks are beyond cool:).
So, I'm okay with it.
I plan on growing my old lady hair super long and dying it like blue or purple, too.
I might actually rock at 85.
I don't think tattoos are sinful.
A single Bible verse can be used out of context to say something different than what is intended...
I do not believe that God has a problem with ink.
I think the problem could enter the picture when the subject matter is sinful or wicked.
Jesus knows my heart.
I think someday in eternity he'll totally want to check them out.
Cuz I'm his daughter, and he loves my story.
And he put a deep love of art in my soul.
And just for fun-
in case you want to know,
Phil has two creepy, little angel babies (for the kiddos, "creepy" because he didn't want to go the cute route), a pinup girl on the phone (that is me...when I weighed 120lbs and looked 21, lol), a dragon, a crown of thorns, and a USMC bulldog.
And the kids each have a heart that says 'mom' on their bicep.
So thats' about it.
We like getting inky with it:).
Do you have any tattoos??...