Friday, February 27, 2009

The Cover Up

So the more I'm looking at my foot piece, the more I'm thinking I want to cover it up. Melanie got a cupcake tattooed on her thumb and that reminded me of a really amazing sleeve that I saw. It was full of pastries and candy. Unfortunately I couldn't find it on Google. I did find a few that I really liked. Such as:




I like the "realism" of the first one. I like the colors in the third one, especially the pink. I like the variety of things in the third one like throwing in candy and such. I've always been intrigued by the concept of a candy or confection tattoo. It's something that makes me smile, it's whimsical, and it's okay if it doesn't look real.

When I see Mark tomorrow I'm probably going to see what he thinks. I may have to press him to get an opinion, but he was the one who originally suggested covering it up. At the time, it made sense to get it. Now I think I've moved beyond all that trauma and I want something happy and whimsical to make me smile. It's why I took my nipple piercings out. They were a rebellion and "sticking it" to Will (my ex for those who may not know) one last time. I eventually moved beyond it and just wanted to leave that part of my life behind. So, out came the piercings. I think it may be time to move beyond the time in my life when I got the foot piece. I don't need to remind myself that inner strength is needed daily. I know it is. I want something that will make me smile, remind me of the joy that is needed to get through the day, and possibly make me hungry.

Thoughts? Ideas? Further reading?

1 comment:

steph said...

I think your idea is really neat! Love the idea about getting something that puts a smile on your face! Personally, there're not many things that can make me smile, especially when i'm down and out. But something like that would definitely do the trick. Perhaps it could increase your optimism/outlook on things!

I'd say go for it! I like the 3rd pic best!

~Fellow DDNer