This is a post which I have been wanting to do for a while, but when it comes to tattoo's there are so many things to say, I had to decide what to write now and save for another day in a future post.
I found these quotes on Pinterest, and they hit the nail on the head for me.
Now i've been getting tattoo's since I was 16, thats 7 years. Considering its been such a long time, I don't actually think I have that many, but to others 'you have so many, oh my gosh'.
Anyway, now i'm a mum, I always get the odd comment on my tattoo's. Me having tattoo's has NOTHING to do with my "skills" in motherhood. I love my son more than words can even express, and when people try to judge me upon my tattoo's it annoys me to the highest level.
Every single one of my tattoo's has a story behind it, they all have a meaning, and I love every single one. I don't regret them, and I don't see myself in the future regretting them either.
My favourite one is my latest one, I got it for my Son, his name, with a clock and the time he was born. I'm not the type to get a typical tattoo, I try to design them all myself, switching up one design to make it more 'me'. (Below Right)
One day, my son is going to ask me about all my tattoo's, and I will tell him all the stories behind them, each has it's own significant story, and reflect past experiences.
I think a part of me uses tattoo's as a healing process for certain situations, I look at them, and see how much I have grown from the time I had them done. At the end of the day, I wouldn't go through the pain of a tattoo for no reason.
I'm a mum who has tattoo's and i'm proud of that and I wouldn't change that. When my son is old enough to understand I want him to be proud, and I will teach him not to judge people by the way they look, and not to let society change his views on what 'normal' looks like.