Last weekend, I went to a new tattoo shop and picked a tattoo from a sheet.
Before I went, I had no idea what I’d leave with or if I’d like even like it. I just knew I was getting one. It might be crazy to get a random tattoo, but it reminds me nothing is really permanent.
I’ve wanted a tattoo for a while now. Since I’ve been trying to do a new self care project each week, this happened to be what I wanted to do last week.
When I went into the tattoo shop, I instantly saw the one I’d be getting: a little flower.
To test me, I had to wait two hours to actually get it done. After some chips and salsa with a margarita, it was time to get my new ink.
It hurt a little more than I remembered my other ones. I’m going to blame the placement.
I think it turned out beautifully.
The healing process has went smoothly too. Honestly, the only bad thing from my spontaneous, surprise tattoo is Mila dislikes it. She loves all my other ones, but not this one.
That’s okay though.
Of my five tattoos, only two of them have not been ‘planned’ or rest thought through. My favorite tattoos will always be my Jensen ones, but these are full of me.
It’s been years since I’ve gotten my last one and I have more in mind now. Actually, I’ve planned for another tattoo here soon and I’m embracing it.
Self care is also about self expression. This is what’s working for me. Tattoos are kind of like glimpses back to our old selves. This tattoo will remind me of this healing time of my life.
I love it.
It’s me in the present moment and I think I really like the path I’m on.
Even though Mila HATES this tattoo, she graciously helped me take these pictures of it. She did a pretty good job.
Have you ever spontaneously gotten a tattoo before? Or would you in the future?