I’m a big fan of tattoos. I personally have three, each with highly personal meanings to me that signify times in my life. My left shoulder blade has a piece of artwork drawn by Sarah McLachlan, my favorite singer/songwriter of all time. I stole it from the program of the very first Lilith Fair, which also marked one of the best days I ever spent with my deceased best friend, Ben. Next came the Art Deco/ treble clef tat on my lower back which marked a very uncertain time in my life where music & friends were my only constant. Most recently is the large center back piece I have that is another Sarah McLachlan work known as The Tree of Life. After having two kids, the concept of life as a tree that continues to branch out really appealed to me. Snuck into the center of the design is a hidden 13, my favorite number.
But it’s time for a new one. It’s been two years since my last inking, and I’m starting to fiend. I’ve been devoting quite a bit of time and thought into what I am once again willing to put on my body for a lifetime. Although I’m normally not attracted to very literal tats (i.e. roses, crosses, etc.), I’ve been thinking of getting words of some sort. I plan on eventually getting No Day But Today underneath my tree, but I’m not sure that’s what I want to get right at this time. I’ve been thinking of getting something literary. Something that expresses my love of all things wordy. Here are a couple sites that I’ve ran across that I thought my fellow bookwhores might enjoy.
Let me know what you think. Do you have tats? If so, what do they mean to you? And if you were getting a literary tat, what would you get? I can’t wait to hear your answers!!