Thursday, October 21, 2010

My tattoo

I've had my pictures of my tattoo posted on Facebook, but hadn't posted them here yet, sorry about that. I had planned to and then forgot, so thanks for the reminder! :)

Here ya go:

I was in total amazement in the process of the whole thing. I watched what was happening almost the entire time, and my mother was my awesome paparazzi! (Thanks again mom!) Mom, you could have told me to pull my bermuda shorts down a little though so I didn't look like a dork. LOL

She really was incredibly talented at what she was doing, and I kept commenting on how steady her hands were (which of course is a very handy thing to have in that line of work lol).

And Voila! There it is. The meaning behind it is that the butterfly is the symbol for Fibromyalgia, and I knew I wanted that, but I didn't want some cutesy or cartoony butterfly. I wanted it to look artistic. The words come from my sweet husband who constantly says this too me when I get overwhelmed and frustrated with the things I can't do. He reminds me that even on the days I can't do anything "You're enough". :)

I have waited over 30 years to do this, and I'm actually glad I waited as long as I did. I waited out of fear until I turned 40, and then waited until now to decide what I wanted it to be, because I didn't want to get one just to get one, ya know? The time now was right.

So, what do you think of it?


Joyce said...

It is pretty. I love the meaning.

mom and dad said...


sara said...

I love it! I waited to get one too for the same reasons. I got mine 2 years ago. my husband and I got matching ones!

The Bug said...

I could never in a million years get a tattoo (needle-phobe here!), but I like yours a lot. And the meaning is extra special.

Dena said...

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

Sara, my husband would never get one. But he was ok with me having one since he knew I had wanted it for so long.