Sunday, 25 November 2012

My Tattoos & The Story Behind Them!

Hey Loves!
I know I have been MIA from my blog again for awhile, but life is so busy for me, so please bear with me and dont forget about my blog! :)
Anyways, if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (@simplychicxox) you would have seen that about 2 weeks ago I went in to get some tattoos! When I turned 18 in September I started planning out when I would be getting my tattoos that I have wanted to get for so long!
I drew up some sketches of what I would want my tatts to look like and brought them into my tattoo atrist and booked a appointment. Originally I was suppose to get my tattoos on 2 different days, however there were some change in plans and I had to change my appointment to get both tatts on the same day.
On the day of getting them, I was freaking out, not knowing what to expect. I knew that they would hurt, especially since I was getting them on my foot and ribs - the 2 most painful spots.
When he started, oh man it hurt so much! I dont have a very high pain tolerance either so it was pretty hard for me, but I got through it and I was actually suprised that I did way better then I thought I would have, and I didnt cry! haha.

What alot of people have been wondering is what are the meanings behind my tattoos. I honestly believe that if you are going to get a tattoo it should have a meaning or story behind it, and mean alot to you.
The tattoo on my foot I wanted to get since I was 16. I got the idea of the rosary ankle bracelet actually from Nicole Richie, but as I got closer and closer to getting my tattoo and drawing it out I added my own story/meaning to it. For the rosary, I have grown up in a Catholic family, so getting a rosary on my body was pretty self explanitory. I added the word "strength" because with everything that I have been through in my life I have need to have strength to get through it. The dove symbolized love, peace and grace and touching the dove is a small heart.
Even though this is a big tattoo, I am so in love with it and am so happy with the way it turned out.
For my second tattoo, I got on my ribs. This one says "I am free" with some birds flying away. Again, I am soooo in love with how this turned out. "I am free" has a long-ish story behind it. Since I was young, specifically starting in grade 2, I have always been bullied - since the young age of being in grade 2 (about age 8) until I graduate last year (age 17) so almost 10 years of being bullied so I have been though alot in my life. But one thing that I never forgot was that one day I will be free from all this pain. I was originally going to get "I will be free" tattooed, but I thought that one day I will be free from all this pain and that is what I am looking forward to - being free. The birds in my tattoo just symbolize the freedom. I havent really told anyone about the meaning of this tattoo, since it is a pretty touchy subject with me. But all I know is that the more I talk about it, the more I will be able to see that I am getting closer and closer to being free from the pain of being bullied all my life.
I know some people may not like my tattoos, or think that they are not meaningful, but to me they are and I dont care what other people think about my tattoos, beacuse they are on my body and mean alot to me.
If you have a idea of something that is really meaningful to you, and you would want it tattooed on your body, then I would say yes go for it because I think tattoos are very beautiful and meaningful pieces of art that you can display for the world, but they would also be so close to you - being that they are on your body.
I hope you all liked this post, and I hope it wasnt too lengthy! Let me know what you think about my tattoos and what you think about getting tattoos in general! :)