I posted a photo on my Instagram and Facebook when I first got this tattoo at the end of July but didn’t really go into the thought behind my new tattoo – and I need to post to my blog more often since I don’t really feel like a blogger anymore because I seem to only post on my anniversary and holidays. I like blogging, but Instagram is just soooo easy!
Anyway, this post is about my new tattoo and not my laziness ;o)
This year marks 10 years that I have been a part of the fiber community so I decided to get a new tattoo that will remind me of my love of all things wooly – there are a few people who also have been wool marked so I wanted to put my own spin on things. I went with Woolmark ‘Gold’:
I chose the location so I can see this tattoo and my wrist bee while I’m knitting ;o) I had a bit of angst regarding this tat, but I finally came to the realization that the only ink that I have that will ever be truly individual is my SbJL bee since that was designed for me (by my friend Heather – check out her new yarn and designs while you’re over there!) and is my trademark so it can’t be copied.
Anyway, I love my new addition to my tattoo collection and yes, I’m already thinking about what I want next!
…I’ve always been a little scared to get a tattoo. I have a needle issue and then there was the prospect of having something on my body that I couldn’t remove. Hair color grows out, ear piercings can heal but tattoos are forever. I’ve also never had something I was willing to tattoo onto myself, never had something I was willing to spend the rest of my life looking at.
Then, last year while I was talking to Amy during a fiber fest, I told her that I was thinking about getting a tattoo. Then I said, “I’m thinking about getting a bee.” She looked at me and said, “you *need* a bee.” And that was that. ;o)
There were other conversations with other friends and all of those helped solidify her statement and my resolve to put on my big girl pants and give this tattoo thing a whirl. So, I now have a bee.
You might recognize it if you’ve ever purchased a bag from me at a fiber festival. This is the stamp I use for the back of my hang tags. Why did I choose this, you ask? To remind myself that I can build something from nothing, with perseverance, hard work and a lot of sweat equity.
…and now, because it took (literally) five minutes and it barely hurt, I’m already thinking about getting another one. ;o) hehe