In just over a week, I am going to a tattoo parlour with three of my friends to be inked with my first tattoo.
Since writing this post, “Permanent Ink,” I have found, once again, that people need someone to talk to. Sharing such a tiny part of my story has opened the gates for friends and acquaintances to ‘feel ok’ to talk about their own emotional story.
So, for those of you who still aren’t sure why I would choose to get a tattoo; I, who change my mind about what I like more often than others change knickers; I, who have a needle phobia; I, who do not have a style and if I did, it wouldn’t be a tattoo that was the symbol of it; here’s why.
Today, I read this article and last fortnight I read this blog post and in between I’ve read about The Semicolon Project.
I want to start a conversation with those who need it; I want to let people (including me) know that it’s ok to not be ok and that you are loved; I want to remind people (including me) to “pause and keep going.”
And that’s why, next week, I will be voluntarily extending my hand for permanent ink.