I've been planning this gift to myself for a while now, but for those of you who read my blog, you'll know my "mantra" is - "saving my life" Ive blogged it, and Vloged it, and i stand by it daily... so what better a reminder of the transformation I'm going through that a daily reminder on my wrist of what it is I'm doing ....
So off i went to North Shore ink in Waitara. I was nervous and excited all at once! My beautiful friend Jess came with me 8 1/2 months pregnant!
I met with Lee he sketched my tattoo , and after some careful placements off we went.....
|We all love a good "before" photo :)|
|Let the fun begin!|
He had a bad childhood and was on the wrong side of life, so to speak. There was no career direction for him, and one day a friend said to him; "What are you going to do with your life?" He could only reply- "Just keep drinking and drugging till i die". His friend offered him a job in Tattooing and Lee never looked back.
As i sat in the chair with a tear rolling down my face it reminded me just how short and precious life can be. Sometimes we are offered a suggested hand in life, but ultimately it's up to us to accept the offer/suggestion. Weather it's weight loss, career change- the theory is relevant to so many different aspects of life. For Lee had he not of accepted the offer-who knows where he could of been now! The good news is he did, and every day he's saving his own life through a passion of art.
I couldn't of wished for a better tattooist!
|The Finished Product|
From the age of 7 I've been a singer - stage mostly, some T.V and outdoor performances. About 4 years ago i stopped singing, not even in the shower, sometimes in the car but not much.
I've also started learning a lot from an amazing woman - Emazon. she's taught me how to listen to myself, my greater mind, to seek the paths in life that I want, and not to follow the paths that the outside world potentials "made" me go on. The greater-mind only understands 2 things... Love & Freedom. Emma's explanation of freedom is to have your wings full spread, soaring across the sky.... when we deny our greater-mind our wigs a re tight closed, and blocked from being wide open.
So I'm driving along the freeway towards Sydney on a clear blue day, music was pumping , i felt so happy- and all i wanted to do was SING!! I turned off the radio and turned my voice recorder on my Iphone, and sung all my favorite songs that hadn't passed my lips in years! I remember leaning forward and looking at the sky with not a wisp of cloud..... until there was.
It was a pair of perfect spread wings! So defined and big and glorious and it was there just for me. Immediately i knew that having the music back in my voice was right for me. My greater-mind was having a party in my body and i was loving every second!
|Feeling the Music|
So when i went to get my wrist tattoo, it was only natural that i got this too!
I'm completely deaf in my left ear- so for me this tattoo is also about the fact i may not hear the music, but i will always feel it.
|A week after|
|A month later & all healed|