I’m FINALLY ready for more tattoos!

Hello my rebels and not so rebels!

Here we are, another week, another post. I had to take a little hiatus because I feel like if I’m going to give you guys something it’s not going to be something I just threw together. Life’s journey is continuing and bumps have already shown up on the road but I am thankful for them. As I keep reminding myself 2019’s key word is CONSISTENCY. I’m working on that and honestly I see the growth a bit. Kinda. Sorta. I hope. lol

Now… enough about that.

Let’s move on to the subject hand…

Tattoos, tattoos and More Tattoos. <– check out this post to get your intro to my tatto collection.

tattoo artist tattooing

I start with that because not a lot of people know why I have so many “random” tattoos or even how I go about choosing my tattoos. I’m the type of person that gets tattoos based on where I am in my life, what phase, what mood, etc. I can look at each tattoo and tell you what each one means, I may not want to or just give the short version of it but there’s a story to each one. My tattoo inspriration hasn’t really been present in the past few years. Not that I haven’t gotten any but nowhere near I wanted to be, I’m probably weird but I want my tattoos to be evenly distributed throughout my body. lol

Here’s the great part of where I am in my life NOW… I’m finally at a place in my life that I’ve decided I’m ready for more tattoos. I’m ready to complete the version of me that I’ve always seen for myself.

Crazy how tattoos can be so deep to some, it really is a spiritual thing for me. lol 

I’m sure you’re thinking, “why does it matter?”, “Or who cares?”

Dude! I care! lol This is pretty BIG for me.

we can do it

I have to be honest these past few years it took me a while to feel  comfortable in my own skin. I stopped getting tattoos for a while for many reasons. I originally started getting tattoos because of my dream, you’ll have to have read the first post to know what I mean. lol At the age I started getting my tattoos my way of saying “F U Society” because tattoos would never been seen as professional, no one would respect me with tattoos, blah blah blah. I always took pride in my tattoos and the fact that as a woman with tattoos, I can be tattooed and still get well paying jobs and still volunteer in youth sports; genuinely still be myself regardless of my tattoos. I didn’t feel like that these past few years, I felt like it must have been a phase, I stand for that but not so much anymore. I told myself over and over, I’m done with tattoos. I swore up and down that I was done with that phase of life until I realized it wasn’t just a phase, it’s who I am.

Then it hit me…

Like a flash of lightning it hit me that I was ready to take on not only this next phase of tattoos but this next phase of life with getting my new tattoos. To know that I’m ready to see my body as I see fit without worrying about where I would fit in or not fit in, who would give dirty looks and who won’t (I’m sure my piercings don’t help this one lol) and overall just not concern myself with anyone else’s opinion.

Tattoo pen machine over small cups full of colorful ink. Closeup

 

I have so many great ideas, I have so many pictures saved in my phone. I know that there’s a huge shift happening on this journey. 2019 has been showing me that this far, but I’m excited for my tattoos to shift!

 

My passion for tattoos didn’t go anywhere. My collection has grown and I can’t wait for it to continue to grow.

Now like a giddy school girl I am getting SO excited to start these new pieces. My arms are pretty full so I don’t know how much I could add but I may add some things here and there to close those up. Now to move on to thighs and legs.

As Rafiki would say… IT IS TIME!!!

Now to save up… lol

I’m super excited to show you all my new work once I start to get them, they may even get their own post!

Next post: 

I think it’s time for an update on where this journey of life has taken me these first few weeks into 2019.

 

Love & Light.

Val Monique

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