Thursday, April 17, 2014

My First Tattoo

Sorry for the disappearance of this blog earlier!
I had to make some changes but now that I am back
here are few re-posts that had temporarily been taken down.

My First Tattoo

Today I finally followed through with something that
I have been wanting to do for years now!
That's right, I finally did it!
I got a tattoo!

Now for some people this is no big deal
but seeing as I change my mind quite often, I decided to wait years and years
before finally deciding to get something so permanent.

So here it is! 

It says "Dare to Dream" with the silhouette of a mermaid.

Why did I get this?
Well, I have always been a dreamer.
I constantly wake up remembering every little detail about all my dreams. 
But mostly I am a true believer that people should not settle.
You only have one life to live and you must go after your biggest dreams.
 My husband and I are currently chasing our dream careers 
which takes a lot of dedication, courage, and strength in such an unsure world.
But I would rather take risks now than look back on life later
and regret the path I had chosen.

And why the mermaid?
I have always had a fascination with mermaids ever since I was a little kid...
probably thanks to Disney and it's Little Mermaid...
but NO, this is not a Little Mermaid Disney tattoo!
(I'm not one of those people who LOVE Disney movies still)

The mermaid makes the tattoo whimsical 
and my parents have always called me a mermaid
(mostly due to the fact that I am slightly obsessed with the water.)
Even as a kid I nearly drowned myself by jumping into the pool not knowing how to swim.
But now my choice of fitness is swimming,
as a born and raised Cali girl I LOVE the beach,
plus my husband and I try to travel from coast to coast
visiting the beaches around the world.

So besides some deeper meanings that would take pages to write about,
there you have it!  
The meaning behind my tattoo!

P.S. The first question people ask me is,
"Did it hurt?"
I'm assuming this is based on the placement.
So for those of you who had previously asked this question:
To be honest... yes!

However, I did not cry, 
the tattoo took about 10 minutes,
and at times it tickled (in which I actually laughed),
at times I was gripping the side of the bench with all my might,
and by the end of the 10 minutes I was pleasantly surprised.

Before I got the tattoo, every person I told where I would be getting it immediately said,
"Oh my gosh that is going to hurt so bad!"
So I went into it thinking it was going to feel like death, 
(maybe that's what helped) 
but by the time it was finished I was actually surprised by how little it hurt.
Now I'm not saying it didn't hurt!
It did!
Just not as bad as I thought.

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