truth in ink

I got my first tattoo a year-and-a-half ago. I wanted a visual reminder of the wholeness God holds for me, the completeness I find only in Him.

And I got it at a time when I felt nothing but broken...

I love my ink.

Depending on the day, or the moment, it serves to encourage, inspire, challenge, or admonish me. Sometimes all at once. In the way only God can do.

Maybe it's odd, but I value the permanence of my tattoo.

It's always there. And that reminds me that even when my heart wavers, God's truth stands firm.

It's true whether or not I choose to believe and embrace it.

I know what I want for tattoos #2 and 3 --- things my heart holds close, that I want to be reminded of daily. I just don't know what they'll look like yet.

I have ideas, but I'm not creative enough to form them into finished designs. I need help turning my thoughts into works of art. If you're a creative designer or an artist, let me know if you'd be interested in working on this with me...

I can't believe I said that out loud. (Ha!)

And now I'm curious...

Is there anything you would want a permanent reminder of?

Would you ever get a tattoo? Do you have one?

And on a totally different note, if you live in the Orange County area, I'd love to see you on Saturday!