Tattoos mean different things to different people. They extend between generations, over age groups and social classes. Different tattoos have deeper meanings, they pay homage, tributes and remembrances. Others appreciate them for the art and skill they bring forth from one person’s idea to the execution on their body. Others find them to be less desirable or they disagree for religious reasons. They are conversation starters.
I decided to get one when I was 20 over spring break of my sophomore year. I knew after getting that one that some day I would venture into getting another one. I toyed with several ideas. At one point I thought I would do something flower based, then word based, lyrics, various places and never committed to an idea.
I put this on my 30 by 30 list because I knew I wanted one. After completing my first marathon last June, I thought it would be worth celebrating. I started searching different words and ideas. I found one that was in roman numerals but had the .2 behind it. It was then that I knew I was going to do 26 in roman numerals. I kept the .2 off because I didn’t like the look but also because 26 has double meaning to me. It is also my birthday.
While in Savannah, my friend who works at Black Orchid, hooked me up with an appointment while I was there. I really love the end product. I placed it on the left back side of my ribs. It did have moments of pain but overall it wasn’t horrible. I wouldn’t recommend putting a huge tattoo there but smaller ones work in pain management.