Did I ever tell you I have three tattoos? I do.
I love them all for the most part, except for the one on my ankle.
I don't hate it, but it's not exactly how I wanted it. I was young and let the tattoo artists bully me into a design and colors I didn't want. The colors I never liked have now faded and I feel the design is way too young (which I knew even at 22).
That one, once I have the funds, I will be covering up with a tree. I have the basic design ready. It will be feminine and graphic and simple. But it will be very large and therefore expensive.
First though, I have another tattoo in mind. I'd been planning this tattoo for years to put on my forearms, but I now work in a very conservative office and since two of my tats are already visible, I'm not going to make them more uncomfortable and I think I'll be moving it to my shoulderblades.
Do you know about the swallows of San Juan Capistrano? Every child who grows up in California learns about the California missions and my favorite was always Capistrano, speficically the swallows. Every year, the swallows migrate south for the winter (I assume) and every year, without fail, they return to San Juan Capistrano.
I've always loved this idea of this, felt it suited my personality uniquely, the idea of wings and roots, of something that migrates and roams, but always returns to the same place. The nomad that always goes home.
So I'll be getting a swallow on each shoulder blade. Graphic, of course, not too cartoony or realistic. Something like this:
Hopefully I'll start it soon. And I'll keep you updated with photos of course. Of course.
1 year ago