Blackberry Mountain
Day's Eye 08/24/2011
Two weeks ago today, I got my first tattoo.  I never really thought I would and may even be considered hypocrite for having one.  My struggle is not with tattoos but with the lack of meaning and until now I did not have something I would want to imprint on my skin permanently.  I am glad that I waited and gave it thought over the past several years (I nearly got one when I was 19 or so but a friend and I were talked out of it luckily).

I got three wild daisies on my right foot.  Daisies are my favorite flower and symbolize simplicity, yet are so beautiful.  The wild daisy is a symbol of my hope to live wildly--naturally wild as the daisy does.  This comes from a book on women and spirituality that I have been reading over the past year.  A daisy's roots are strong and grow flowers each year.  The stem of my tattoo touches the ground as though the daisies are planted where I am--just as I should be.  If a daisy is cut, it grows back stronger.  The three symbolizes the Holy Trinity and deeper, the importance of religion/spirituality in my life and in who I am today.  Daisy comes from "day's eye" because the blooms open with the sun.  I love the color because it looks blackish but it is really brown, blue and green mixed together as an outline of a daisy which means it is completely unique. 

The whole experience was really cool because I have been researching and thinking of the meaning and what I wanted for weeks and Jeremy shared his thoughts as well.  The design was drawn by me and then shown to the tattoo artist and he drew his version of my drawing so it's pretty much my own design.  I loved watching it all come together and the pain wasn't really even that bad.  So that's one of my latest adventures.