I am now able to cross one off the list:
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!
It's bigger than I wanted, but as my friend said "it's a big tattoo, with a big message."
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?