In high school I had an obsession with the infinity symbol, and wanted to get inked with one badly. I wasn't sure where I wanted it, and since I was so young I delayed the idea.
About 4 or 5 years ago at an Odyssey my cousin and I came up with the idea to get the word "nieskonczonosc" tattooed on us. Nieskonczonosc is the closest translation to the word infinity in Polish, more accurately meaning "Never ending". Anyone that has been reading my blog for a while now knows how important my family is to me... so the idea of tattooing a word that represents my never ending love for my culture and family was perfect. My cousin got it tattooed shortly after the idea was conceived down his leg, and I stalled. I wanted to have the perfect design and the perfect placement, so until I knew what that was I wasn't getting it.
Fast forward to May 2007 when my brother passed away. He was killed at the age of 22, 14 short days before his 23rd birthday. I'm not sure how I came up with the idea, but a few days after his death I decided I was going to get the word "Brother" on me. I originally was going to get it on my wrist, but Superman and my Mom persuaded me to get it on my back (which I'm very thankful for today). On my brother's would-be 23rd birthday I got my first tattoo. Having waited years for my original idea, in hindsight this tattoo was a very hasty decision, however I still love it just as much as the day I got it, and will forever have my big brother watching my back.
My next tattoo, which I've mentioned before is the symbol for gratitude. I would like to get it on my ribs to simply remind me everyday to count my blessings and have gratitude for the life I was given. I have decided that I will get this tattoo when I've reached my goal weight to add another layer of depth and meaning to it. I am grateful for my health and my body, and promise myself to always take care of it - especially since we're only given one!
I have other ideas for tattoos, but will wait a lengthy amount of time to get them, since I don't want to end up with sleeves and looking like a really strange old lady.
Do you have any tattoos?