I live in Canada.
Ice is part of the territory.
But if I talk about ice, being Canadian, naturally I'd get onto hockey.
The only hockey I care about is the Leafs. I bleed blue.
That would have had to have been last week's post though.... but I don't play hockey, so it wouldn't be getting to know me per say... just my favorite sport.
So moving on, we get to the real idea for this week's I post.
I got inked!
Remember me talking about my dad passing, and my brother has also passed, and that prompted me to want a memorial tattoo of sorts. I just had no idea how or what to memorialize them with.
We're Métis. We're native.
My family has a thing for eagles, wolves and animals of that nature that lead back to native culture.
Still I couldn't think of how to incorporate that into a girly girl design. So I put it on the back-burner for quite some time.
Then I read a book.
Review is posted HERE
It wasn't so much the story, but when I saw the birds silhouetted on the cover, and at the beginning of every chapter, I was inspired again.
I knew I could create a memorial tattoo for my family, and had an even better idea than before. I got my best friend and went to get inked. (Thanks, Rockstar Ink!) One bird silhouette for my dad, and one for my brother.
|Dad has his wings open to welcome my brother who followed.|
The idea that I had afterward, is if anyone else in my family should pass before me, like my mom or anymore of my siblings, or heaven forbid one of my children, they will be added to this tattoo. Another bird silhouette.
It may not be for everyone, and honestly I never thought it would be for me. This tattoo felt right though and I am sure I will feel the same way in another 40 years, if I live that long.
For me, I now always have my dad and brother with me every minute of every day, even if or when I don't remember them. (Dementia runs in my family, it could happen.)
So my first inked experience, and yes, this memorial tattoo is the only one I will have.
Do you have tattoos?