I did it 3 times. the first one when I was 17 on my back (a tribal), the second in Miami on my neck and the last one few months ago in Melbourne, Australia on my ribs. It is not really painful and I love them . 2 weeks ago
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So far I have these choices, all of which I feel strongly about.
- “Carpe diem”, on the upper shoulder from the back side. This is Latin for seize the day, reminding me of the first time I’ve seen “The Dead Poets Society” (I was about 9 or 10), and awakening in me the will to live more deeply and variously and more significantly.
- “Reaching out to embrace the random, reaching out to embrace what ever may come.”, lyrics from the Tool’s album and song “Lateralus”. Have been of great guidance to me when I feel hopeless in life.
- “To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life.” from the James Joyce’s “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”. Joyce and this novel are significant to me, reminding me of my choice to write and of my choice to live.
- “ダンス”, Japanese for “Dance”, quote from Haruki Murakami’s novel “Dance, dance, dance”, from a paragraph that saved my life when I was very depressed and suicidal. 3 weeks ago
I completely forgot about my 43things account until today. I had a look at what goals I had listed and lo and behold, I had accidently completed one!
I got a tattoo just over a month ago. I was in Portland, Oregon,
USA, and spending my last few weeks overseas after leaving home almost a year before. I had mulled over a few ideas whilst I was overseas and finally decided on one. My decision did feel a bit rushed but I really didn’t want to come home without a tattoo!
I’m really happy with what I got and how it turned out. It was done at Atlas Tattoo’s her were really easy going. I was a bit nervous the environment and artist’s would be a bit mucho and scary but it was very laidback and comfortable – I highly recommend them.
I haven’t told anyone at home about my tattoo as it feels very much a part of my time overseas.
PS. The attached image is not my tattoo. 3 weeks ago
I got an anchor tattoo on the inside of each ankle to commemorate my first marathon I ran in January 2014. They symbolize a lot more but that’s when I got them done 4 weeks ago