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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Tattoo Partayy!

I'm doing a tattoo link-up today! Okay, actually tonight because I was busy all day. 

For the link-up I'm supposed to show my tats and talk about them so here goes...

This is the second tattoo I have gotten. Strack is my last name and family is such a huge part of my life so I figured what better way to show that than with my family name? Conveniently there are 6 members in my family and 6 letters in my last name. Each letter represents a different person. The blue letters are for the boys in my family--my dad and 3 brothers. And the 2 pink letters are for my mom and me! So there you have it, my 2nd tattoo. Oh! And since you can't tell, the tattoo is on my hip where my pants go around...if that makes sense. And it didn't hurt. I love it!

My very first tattoo holds a really special meaning in my heart. 

This tattoo was and is for my grandpa. Here's the story. My grandpa was diagnosed with cancer almost 5 years ago now. Unfortunately, he passed away 3 years ago. Before he passed, though, my brother and I knew we wanted to do something special just for him. So we brought our ideas in to the tattoo shop and he drew this little gem up for us. Not before long we had permanently inked our bodies with something that means so much. It is the Chinese symbol for love with a yellow cancer ribbon hugging the symbol. Above that are the words "Love Conquers All." Because, truly, love really does conquer all. After we had gotten our tattoos, we went to my grandparents house where they were having a bonfire with our family. We said, "Grandpa, we have something to show you." So my brother took off his shirt (his is about 3 times the size of mine on his shoulder blade) and I took off my sock and showed him how much he means to us. He was speechless. He really was a very humble guy although very, very quick witted. We were later told that he asked my grandma, "Why would they do that for me?" It's because we love you, Grandpa, and we never stop thinking about you. And this is definitely a great reminder. 

I still plan on getting more tattoos! They are just so addicting. I want something to do with running, maybe copy what I put on my shoes, "Carpe Viam," for "seize the road." I also want something for music because I love to sing. 

I hope to get these in the near future!

Do you have any tattoos? Want any?

With love,


Raven said...

so I love the meaning of your first tattoo that you got. My most recent one was for my grandma who passed away so I know who personal those are. and I think its totally cool that every letter in your last name tattoo represents a different family member. Creative one, you are :)

Christie said...

Those are both really cool!! I have a band around my arm....it was a spare of the moment tat, and now I wish I would not have got it. BLAH!!! I do want another on though. I have it posted on one of my pinterest boards. It is the word Love, and it's never ending. AWWWW, how sweet :) Love ya girl!