Hey guys! The winter break countdown is getting amazingly low and I cannot wait for this week to blaze by. This week there will be a lot going on. Last minute Christmas shopping, I’m making lunch for my department on Tuesday, I’m getting a new piercing Tuesday evening, I’m catching up some old friends throughout, having a pizza party with one of my classes, having my first work party, and so much more! I’m hoping with a jammed packed schedule, before I know it, I’ll be kicking back for 16 whole days.
In the mean time, I have another special excitement to wait for. I have finally decided to take the plunge and get my next tattoo. With Drew’s blessing, and my friends rallying around me, I am ready. I have been thinking about getting a phrase tattooed on my forearm for almost two years now. I always was so hesitant though because I knew I needed it on my arm. I worried about work and jobs and school, like any sane person would do. But after a beautiful pep talk from my husband, seeing my own professors and co-workers show off their tattoos and accept my own piercings, I knew it was time.
I have officially emailed my artist and asked for any openings before the new year. If not, the next opening is in late February, or I’ll start to look for a new artist. That’s all still in the works. I so hope I can get it done soon!
I was set on a style and placement for the longest time. Until I saw another lovely lady with a different text tattoo placement. Then it got me thinking. And then I started doing more research and questioning what would look best. I have come up with 4 beautiful placements, and I just can’t decide yet!
Personally, I think I’m liking the two bottom choices the most.
A part of me is leaning heavily towards the bottom right. This part of me reasons that it’s less noticeable, easier to cover up, hide, work around, etc. It was my original idea, and possibly the safest of the options. People won’t be automatically drawn to it, or be able to read. But I’ll know it, and it’ll always be with me.
Another part of me roots for the bottom left. If I am already getting a lower arm tattoo, might as well go for it. Every reason why the first one is not smart, is why I like this one. It’s bold, always there, and beautiful. It’s a statement. But especially as a teacher, all anyone is ever going to see is that tattoo when I’m pointing to the board or helping with work, during a handshake, etc.
A handful of my friends are cheering for the bottom left. If you do choose that one as well, please specify what arm. If it’s on the right arm, the text will flow upwards, and if it’s on the left, the text will go down the arm.
When you pick, please remember that you are not voting on sizing or font or even style. Just placement.
I’m excited to see what you guys pick!