If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed a trend over the past week. I am getting a smidgeon obsessed with tattoos. I have always thought about getting one, but I never could work up the nerve (or decide on something I’d be happy with for the rest of my life!). I’ve been thinking a lot about it lately, and I am 99.9% sure that I am getting one when I am finished nursing Brody. The super small risk of infection makes me feel better about waiting until then, so I’m planning on February 2013. And I won’t be alone! My “little” sister (who is now a grown-up… so weird) will be getting one with me! It’s our sisterly bonding experience, and I’ll feel more brave if she’s with me!
I am going to get a Bible verse- either on my foot or my wrist… leaning heavily towards my foot. Romans 12:2 is my favorite verse, and I have not decided whether I just want the verse name or an excerpt done, but this is the whole thing:
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
I read this to myself frequently, and it reminds us that following Jesus is not always easy, but it’s important to go against the grain of what is “normal” in the world and always do what is pleasing to the Lord. It’s so hard to do that, but our reward will be great if we can!
I think I also want the silhouette of two little birds around it to represent my baby boys. Something similar to this:
I’ve thought a lot about doing this because, hello, it’s pretty permanent. However, I feel pretty darn secure getting a Bible verse because that is the one thing that will remain constant in my life from here to the very end. I wanted to make sure it was in a location that could be easily covered, if need be, and be fairly small. I’m not wanting a full sleeve or anything… although can’t you totally see me rocking some crazy zombie skulls on my arm?? Yeah, me neither!
This is what Kayla (my sister) is thinking of (I think on her wrist):
She drew it. I was all “OH MY GOSH, YOU’RE SO TALENTED!!” but then again, she also drew this:
I don’t know why I was all surprised that she could sketch out a bird!
Do any of you guys have tattoos? Do you love them or completely regret them?