Wednesday Writing Challenge Week 6: #6.
What tattoos you have and if they have any meaning.
At the moment, I only have one tattoo. I always knew that when I grew up, I’d have tattoos, I was just never sure what they would be. Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve always loved Drew Barrymore. I think it traces back to E.T., one of my all-time favorite movies.
Through the years, my obsession for Drew grew with each movie: Irreconcilable Differences, Mad Love, The Wedding Singer and eventually Never Been Kissed. Turning 40 was a big milestone and I decided to do something big to celebrate. My cousin Jacquie had several tattoos and suggested I get one. I knew it was the right choice. From the moment I saw a magazine photo of Drew showing her butterfly tattoo, I was always fascinated and knew that would be what I wanted. I already knew that butterfly tattoos were popular, but it didn’t matter to me. According to itattoodesigns.com, the butterfly is a true wonder of Nature. As a result, butterflies are often associated with Rebirth and Resurrection. In Christianity, the butterfly represents Christ’s resurrection and his ascension to heaven.
Below the cut is a picture of Drew’s butterfly and a photo of mine. I had always saved a picture of her tattoo, but when I went to Texas for vacation, the idea to get the tattoo happened on a whim, therefore, no photo with me. So, we discussed with the artist what I wanted, and he sketched a beautiful tattoo, with navy coloring, my all time favorite color. Jacquie chose the same design, but with purple detail and in the end, both of our tattoos turned out wonderful. It was a great bonding moment and one I’ve treasured ever since. Since then, I have thought of other tattoos I’d like to have. Something that represents my love of family and one that represents being a Longhorn. Someday.