3.27.2006

hooked on ink

i recently realized that my tattoo addiction probably started before i was born.

as a kid, i'd find myself drawing on myself. legs, arms, whatever. my mom yelled, but *shrug*. i did it anyway.

i was never much of an artist, so it wasn't that i was honing any sort of skill...i think it was just the idea of making myself artful somehow. less plain.

maybe i had some soul-memory i couldn't shake...i've decided that's the most-likely origin of many of my little quirks.

so anyway...fast forward 20-someodd years later, and here i am with 2 (2.5 if you count that one of them's a cover-up) tattoos and...well, it's been a couple of years, so i'm feeling antsy again...

for a long time now, i've been stuck on the nyame dua adinkra symbol. it means "god's altar" and is seen as a symbol of god's omnipotence and omnipresence. of course, i couldn't figure out where it should go. recently i decided a shoulderblade placement would be ideal, if painful.

as i was settling on that, i had another idea. a nile river goddess emblem near my ankle. i'm still not totally sold on the ankle/calf idea, but if it can be made small/feminine enough with the detail i want, i'd be cool with that. the other option is a simple spiral...

these will be the only 1-2 i have that are readily visible, too. that's another thing to consider.

oh well.
mom will just have to yell.

1 comment:

mindful said...

mook and i were talking about getting our 3rd tatt... i'm itching to put my late grandmother's name under the lily bunch i have on my side. and then again, i may get something else. we'll see how this year is for me...

i'll admit, i'm addicted a bit as well...