Sunday, June 20, 2010

A reminder.

I have several tattoos, small ones.  If you add them up, they might equal one regular sized tattoo.  My brother in law tattooed this for me

It's on the top of my right shoulder.  I absolutely love it.  It means a lot of different things to me, the obvious being in reference to being a photographer.  But it's more than that.

For quite a while I've been wanting a friend for the focus tattoo and a word has stood out in my mind for a long time.  Strength.  Everyone knows what it's like to need to be reminded to be strong.  As my pain has gotten worse, I need more and more of a reminder.  Not only does it serve as a reminder, it's also a statement.  A declaration.
Welcome to my body, new tattoo!  Just freshly done (obviously since it's still pink and puffy), and I already love it.  
I love when people say, "You know that you're going to have that forever..."  Yes.  Yes, I do.  And I will forever need a reminder to be strong, and a celebration of how strong I have been.


  1. I love it, and i love the focus tattoo, I love the font on both of them. Looks great and a good reminder!

  2. love Love LOVE it!!! I am so happy you got it already!! Just wait until you see the new design Leo and I have discovered (and no, I am not getting LE tattoo'd on my left butt cheek... dirty).