I did something today that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time; I got a new tattoo. Yep. I got inked.
The last few months I’ve been itching to get a new tattoo. For those of you keeping track, I have three (now four) in total. I couldn’t figure out exactly what I wanted, though – that’s the tricky part of choosing a tattoo.
I flip-flopped back and forth between getting a symbol, or a quote, both circling in the literary realm. The problem is that there are a lot of quotes I would put in my “favorites” list. And when it came down to what symbol I wanted to get, again I found myself torn between a few different things.
After thinking long and hard about it, I finally decided on two open quotation marks.
Why, you ask? Well, let me tell you.
With an open quotation mark on my left wrist, and a close quotation mark on my right wrist, I like to think it symbolizes the fact that life is unwritten; we choose our own path. We make the mistakes we learn from, we say the things we want to say, we do what we believe is best for us. No one else can dictate what we do, what we say or what happens; it’s unwritten. Everything I say or do is now between these two little quotation marks. I’m writing my own story; a story that I’m the hero in, and I get to decide what my character says, how she thinks, and.. well, basically everything else!
It’s not elaborate, and it’s nothing too ‘crazy’ or ‘out there’, but it means something to me and that’s what matters. It also symbolizes my love of writing, words, and literature – so I guess I got to incorporate it all into two little tattoos.
I’m absolutely in love with my new tattoo, and credit goes out to Yuni at Golden Iron Tattoo Studio in Toronto.
So, what story are you going to write?