Firstly, the number seven is symbolically a very powerful number – apparently it symbolises every positive and valuable matter in existence like a prosperous life, happiness, renewal and perfection and that couldn’t be more fitting for my seventh inking. To think after my first one I thought that was going to be my only one – hahaha – so silly!
So the inspiration for this beautiful piece is the awesome Stormlight Archive works by Brandon Sanderson – the fourth book is due out in November and I literally cannot wait. These books mean so much to me – and though it’s intimidating that it’s aiming to be a 10 part saga I am also so glad that it will be, something to enjoy and be invested in for years, and I hate when series end after three books as I get so invested in the characters and their story and feel bereft when it’s over, so least I don’t have that to worry about for quite some time with this amazing series! Read More »
Firstly Happy New Year – Hope you had fun bringing in the new year! The Hubby and I saw the new year in watching Deadpool 2 and then the fireworks on TV! In bed by 12:20am! Rock ‘n’ roll!
So, like a lot of my blog posts, this started life as an Instagram caption but got rather lengthy so it graduated to being my first (unplanned) blog post of 2019! Woo!
I downloaded my Best Nine Instagram posts of 2018, ready for that to be my first Instagram post of 2019 (it’ll now be the second instead) wishing everyone Happy New Year but what struck me was that the posts that did the best were those that were open, honest, communication from me – either sharing a truth about me and my anxiety, celebrating a success or just showing gratitude!
In recent years I have become genuinely fascinated by tattoos, a lot of my friends have them which made me realise how stunning they could be, but I have been known to stare at complete strangers tattoos, which isn’t always the best thing to be caught doing. Though every so often it has resulted in an unexpected and interesting conversation. Finding out why they had it done, was it just teenage rebelliousness or was it a more considered decision with a story behind it?
Chatting with people I would probably never have spoken to, and it’s all been sparked by their body art.
So just before my 30th birthday, I decided I really wanted to get a tattoo, but for me, this was a massive decision and not one made easily, mainly due to my anxiety. Now you may wonder what my anxiety had got to do with it, but one of my triggers is a big fear of having an allergic reaction to things, such as foods, hair dye and therefore not surprisingly tattoo ink!