Tattoos, you either love them or hate them…
I am one of the people who love tattoos. Especially when they have a special meaning. I am always curious about the story behind them. Because a tattoo stays with you for life, you have to think twice before you take it. If you don’t think about it, there is a chance you will regret it very much. These days you have the possibility to let a tattoo get removed, but that will always leave a mark or a scar.
I have two tattoos myself. A little one on my lower back and a big one on my lower leg. The first one is a bulldog and I got it when I was 16. Now, I can hear you guys think: 16? How can you know for sure you won’t regret taking a tattoo when you’re just 16 years old?
I will tell you. I was certain I would never regret that tattoo because I took it for my big brother who passed away when I was 14. He loved bulldogs and I wanted something that would stay with me forever and that would represent him. So, I haven’t felt any regret, not for one second.
The second one is a dragon. I wanted a second tattoo for a long time, just for myself. I have a lot of scars inside of me, and I wanted something engraved in my skin that would remind me to stay strong and that I could always get back up when life was tough on me. For me, a dragon stands for Courage, Strength, Freedom, Wisdom and Serenity. I actually wanted something on my ankle, but the drawing I fell in love with was a lot bigger. So now a dragon lives on my lower right leg and I am still very happy with it.
I will get another tattoo. That one will be a wolf and will stand for Loyalty and Family love. But I won’t get it done before I am absolutely sure about the place I want it to be.
Some people will judge anyone who has a tattoo. They think that the only people who take a tattoo are people who come from a lower society, are asocial or even criminals. They would just see the ink and not the person behind it. Well, I am one of the many living proofs that those people are wrong. I have a university degree (summa cum laude), I am a teacher and a writer, I come from a loving family. But I have a history and I still love my ink!
Tattoos can be a form of art with a deep meaning for the person who has them. That’s why I am doing this post. Don’t judge something by its looks or what society thinks about it. Try to look a little deeper. You will be surprised what you find when you don’t look away that easy.
Below you will find a photo shoot I made of various tattoos. I hope you will enjoy them!
Full back Tattoo
For the love of animals
For the love of your life and the love for your family
My tattoos. My dragon for me, a reminder to stay strong at all cost, and my bulldog for my lost brother.
Think before you judge…
Lots of love,