Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Ink!

Have you read my 27 While 27 list?? If you haven't, you should. I need to be held accountable to achieve these goals!!

I am now able to cross one off the list:

26. Decide for good if I want a tattoo or not. DONE!


On Saturday, Carrie came down from Greenville and we went to get tattoos!! This was my first and her second. I have been thinking about getting a tattoo for a while now. I decided in church, while singing a song, that I wanted to have "awake my soul" tattooed on my wrist. Well, Thursday night I was texting my friend Kelleen and she suggested "In Christ Alone" from another one of my favorite songs. I instantly loved this. It has SO much meaning. So, I decided to get that instead. 


To me, it really sums up my life and my whole purpose in this world in just three words. Everything I do should be for Jesus and for the good of others. I shouldn't do anything that isn't for His purpose in some way. I feel like having this on my wrist will be a constant reminder of how I should live my life and how I should raise my daughter. I didn't want to get a tattoo "just because." I really wanted it to mean something to me and this definitely does. 


A friend suggested a tattoo shop downtown so that is where we went. I was really pleased with the artist that gave me my tattoo. He wrote the script himself so it has imperfections that no one else's will have. I love that. 


It's kind of crazy but I wasn't nervous at all!! Justin has had three and he said I was going to cry like a baby. Guess what? I DIDN'T!! HA! I was a pro! It hurt a little and worse in some spots but it didn't take too long. I just held my hair really tight and was fine. Haha! 



All done! 
It's bigger than I wanted, but as my friend said "it's a big tattoo, with a big message."
TRUE!

All wrapped up!

Carrie decided to wait a bit to figure out what she wanted to get.  We went to another tattoo shop later that day and got hers. She got love on her wrist. It's really cute!


We had such a fun day and I'm glad I got to do this with my best friend! 
Do you have tattoos? Love them? Hate them?

17 comments:

Neely said...

I love it! I hear wrist tatoo's hurt!!! Go Brittan!

Krystal said...

Love love love love. I have a black script tattoo in the same place! Different words of course. Anyway, I just love it and I end up forgetting it's there most days! I cover it up with fun bracelets at work but I don't think they would mind even if they saw it. :)

Ash @ Sweet Tea In Sicily said...

I LOVE it... and I love that it has so much meaning for you! My tattoo is the same for me... I want another one but I keep putting it off because again, I want something with meaning... not a "just because" tatt! haha :) Good job! It looks great!!

tara said...

I love when tattoos have meaning! Mine is just a heart.. So there isn't much meaning behind that! Ha!

Ashleigh said...

that is awesome, brittan! can i honestly say that i never wouldve thought you would get a tattoo and i dont know why! hahaa! way to be brave!

Leanna Vera said...

I love that you got a tattoo! I have 2 (small ones...a few stars on my left hip and an apple right below my shoulder blades) and I'm considering a third. Tattoos always tell a story and are a great reminder of who you were and what you were feeling when you got them.

Kelly said...

The font is super pretty! Glad you like it!! :-D

Mandee said...

that is a sweet message! I have on on my hip that I got when I was 18. It means Dream in chinese. I think its still relevant to me and reminds me to follow my dreams!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

pretty!! I've never gotten one but if I ever did I would get one that means something special to me..like you did :)

Just Jen said...

It's perfect! I have 8 tattoos now, and trust me, you will become addicted. I already want another 2.

Ashley said...

It looks great! Such a wonderful meaning too! One of my favorite songs ever.

Julia Miller said...

That's a beautiful pick for your 1st ink work. LOve it

Amber said...

LOVE it! Very pretty & I love that he wrote the script himself. I'm so glad you got one that had meaning, and you put thought into it. I have some that I got "just because" and sure they're cute.. but I had no reason, haha!

Life With Lauren said...

Love it! I have 2 I want a 3rd or to add to what I have but hubby says no way... working on it though:)

Brandi said...

I really like your tattoo, it has such a wonderful meaning. I have been wanting to get a tattoo on my wrist but Idk if im brave enough!!!

Ruth said...

What a wonderful meaning

sarah said...

i got a wrist tattoo last yearm and just like you i thought mine was bigger than i wanted it but it soon grew on me and now i think it's just right. mine is alis volat propriis which means she flies with her own wings in latin. i got it when i was in a very dark place and to see it every day on my wrist reminded me that i was going to be ok, and i would survive without depending on someone else to love me, and prove my worth. i think if youre going to get a wrist tattoo, you need to make sure it means something personal to you bc not only will you see it every day, but youll be surprised how many people notice and comment on it :)

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