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Today we are talking about body ink.

I love tattoos. I have 4 of them and each one holds a special meaning for me. I spent years thinking about my first tattoo. I wanted to make sure it would be some thing I was willing to have on my body forever. I think tattoos are a great way to express yourself with art on your body.

My first tattoo was simple but had a lot of meaning for me. I have added to it over the years and unfortunately, I only have pictures of the additions.

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The top block was my first. These are rune stones. The top one means mystery and/or intuition. The others mean abundance and wholeness. Runes are ancient symbols (with sounds as in letters for language). Runes used to be used for divination, or fortuntelling. Runes are a very old ways of seeing the future so some of the meanings are primative. I love the idea of simplicity. Most people have no idea what those symbols is mean anymore.

My next tattoo I got to cover a scar. I love owls so of course I really love this tattoo. The great horned owl is my favorite! The quote says “Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain”. For me this is so true.

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The next tattoo is like my motto. It says “Live through this. Live to tell. Live to tell.” To me that just sums everything up. Eventually, I am gonna write everything down and call it a memoir. I just gotta get through it first.

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My last tattoo is my newest one. I love placement and the font of this one. The letters are my initials and my Miguel’s.

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So obviously, I love tattoos. I especially love the ones that have meanings and a story behind them.

Do you have any tattoos? Why or why not?

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