Mara at Weighty Matters showed off her new tattoo- so I'm going show you most of mine. I say most because some are covered with other tattoos.
My first one was a name and a heart. NEVER put a name and a heart on your body. Poor ex has my name on his ankle still. The name on my belly was then covered with vines- but the vines looked too much like batman so I put a huge fairy over it. The years later, to balance the fairy, I put a Pan on the other side. since Pan was closer to my belly button, I put a tree next to the fairy and 3 clovers next to pan (3 clovers are representative of my kids). I hope to get skinnier in the belly area and tie them together someday. Maybe some grass and a something near my belly button. There's no way I'd do it right now because my belly is lumpy and tattooing would be difficult.
brother's letter about Tobin for his memorial also had to do with dolphins.
I want this:
I like my tattoos. They are part of me. Just like white walls, empty skin begs to be painted. They are small symbols of what I have experienced and felt in life.