You may remember before Christmas I gave you a little sneaky peek at the tattoo I had to commemorate my 30th birthday and engagement. It’s a lovely little piece of art, and as it has healed and settled in it has felt more and more like a part of me. Last week I decided to add to it a little bit and now not only do I have a little blue swallow in order to be my ‘something blue’ for my wedding. but I also now have a sister swallow for him, carrying my engagement ring. This means that if, God forbid, anything ever happens to my ring, I will always have it with me. I know, I’m a soppy little thing.
I’m also very pleased to have been included in Mr Monster’s masterpiece of a sleeve. He had a six hour sitting to add to what he had already and has immortalised me and the cats in the form of little hand-prints and kitty paw-prints. Bless!
You can see the rest of his marvellous sleeve on his blog
Mr Monster will Sharpie anything if it stays still for too long!
This December I reach one of life’s great milestones… my 30th birthday. I approach this watershed without fear or trepidation, but welcome the wisdom and peace which comes from leaving my 20’s behind. I may be deluded about this and will probably feel no different whatsoever after the sun rises on my thirtieth trip round the sun but in my mind I am going to wake up as some kind of all-knowing Yoda figure, only hopefully with a few less wrinkles.
The question is, how to mark the occasion? Mr Monster and I are planning a little jaunt to Germany for the christmas markets what with us both being massive kids at heart which will be amazing, but I feel I need to do something a little bit more permanent to cement my place amongst the grown-ups.
The answer? All thoughts keep pointing towards a tattoo. I have one little one which I had when I was 18 and really doesn’t mean that much to me but I have been feeling the urge to decorate myself with something more poignant. This led me to do a bit of Googling and I found some amazing designs which other crafty types have adorned themselves with as a symbol of their love and dedication to the creative lifestyle. Food for thought…