I've been inspired by Katie over at Everyday that You're Away to post pictures of all my tattoos and to explain their meanings. So, join me! Post your tattoos and let us all in on what they mean to you!
You can't REALLY see it here, so I added some arrows to point to it. This tattoo is a star right behind my ear. My best friend Brittany and I got matching tattoos. She got hers on her hip but I decided to get it in a more discrete location. I love this tattoo, to me it symbolizes friendship.
My Oak Tree tattoo. My most recent and my most favorite. This is what I want to make into a sleeve. I want to add more organic things to it, and I'm pretty sure that is going to be my next tattoo. I can't wait to finish it! But the meaning of an Oak tree is strength, independence, and bravery. And those are traits that are to be admired in any person. But those are traits that I really pride myself in. So an Oak tree was the perfect tattoo idea.
Alright, not my brightest idea. But I do love this tattoo. It was one of my first tattoos, that's why it's so small. I wish I either would have gotten it bigger or another anchor on the other side. I got this tattoo with the husband, so it was fun to do this together. Personally, I won't ever get a S/O's name tattoo'd on my body, it's just a personal decision. So getting an anchor was a big deal to me. Because not only does it signify my husband but anchor's also signify strength and stability.
My first tattoo everrr! And I do believe it was one of the best idea's I've ever had. Strength and Passion (See next picture) are two character traits that I pride myself in. Being a military wife, I believe you really need both of them in order to do your job to the fullest. You have to be strong and you absolutely have to have to be passionate about your spouse, even when they're half a world away. These are things that I strive to be everyday and so these tattoos remind me when I'm being doubtful.
Same as above :)
Don't look at my sock lines!
By far the most painful tattoo ever. I don't have a tattoo on my ribs, which I hear is JUST as painful. But on my body, these were the worst! The bird flying away from it's cage really does mean a lot to me. I got this tattoo around the time that I moved out of my house. To me, it symbolizes a coming of age and the steps I need to take in order to live life on my own. I loved being with my parents, but I really needed to just be on my own and do my life the way I wanted to. Make some mistakes, be me. And so this tattoo symbolizes just that.
DAY TWENTY SEVEN