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My Tattoo

I recently got myself a tattoo. I had wanted one for many years but I waited until I was absolutely sure of what design to have and where to have it. I didn't want to make a decision that I would regret for the rest of my life!

I had been having a particularly difficult few years in my life - a very unpleasant break-up of a long-term relationship, losing my job, deciding what I would do next. Then things seemed to be getting better - I decided to go back into education and get a degree in order to improve my employment prospects. I felt that I was entering a more positive phase of my life. I decided to commemorate getting back in control of my destiny by finally treating myself to the tattoo that I'd been wanting for so long. It would be a way of reminding myself of this positive time if things ever got rough again.

I created my design, made the appointment and got the tattoo. I was worried beforehand that I wouldn't be able to stand the pain, but wasn't that bad after all. In fact, now I want another one! I'm currently working on my next design...

Adler29 Adler29 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2009

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I like your story. It is important that it provides you with strength and inspiration just by having it there to look at and remember how you made it through that rough time. i have heard they are addictive. Such a beautiful art form.