I now see tattoos as a rite of passage. It's a beautiful work of art, yes, but it's so much more.
was five hours of mild to extreme pain. I was sunburnt from going to the beach a few days prior. The black portion of the tattoo covered an old tattoo that I received when I was 18; a huge needle with black ink moved over scar tissue for a seemingly infinite period of time. #Intense
is a word that hardly seems to describe the feelings and sensations I felt.
5 hours of constant needling with just a few bathroom and stretch breaks. By hour 4, I reached my pain threshold. I cried and winced and strained and just wanted it to be over.
But my response to #pain
is often to #laugh.
It lightens up the situation in so many ways.
And my artist, Jessica Wess, laughed with me. We played Katy Perry towards the end to keep the mood light and it made the impossible possible.
represents my #strength
and my #willpower...
to withstand #pain
for a greater good.
It covered up a tattoo that I got when I was in a lot of emotional pain (4th pic) and signifies the #healing
journey I've been on since those #dark
early college days.
It also represents #friendship.
Jessica is one of the most amazing and #inspiring
people in my life. Her #talent, #kindness
is so powerful.
I'm so #blessed
to call her my friend.
If you ever want a tattoo and you're in the Orlando, talk to her or her hubby @aceofdisks
! They are two of the most talented artists I know and such a joy to be around.
Love your way!!