My Tattoos

Good hello, friends! I thought it would be fun to talk about my tattoos today! If you’re anything like me you might enjoy this. I know I would!

A quick history: when I was in grade 8 I first fell in love with tattoos through a TV show called Miami Ink. Ever since then I have wanted tattoos. When I was 19 I got my first tattoo honouring my two grandmothers, at the time I had already lost one when I was young and the other was sick with cancer. For the 7 years I have gotten to a total of 10 tattoos. I love them all. And I plan on getting more.

The reasons behind each tattoo varies from someone passing away to just ’cause. But my perspective of my tattoos have changed since grade 8 me.

When I was diagnosed in Oct 2017 I was terrified that I wouldn’t be able to get tattoos anymore (along with a lot of other things). But I realized just like before fibromyalgia, they hurt for a bit then the pain goes away. But my perspective on having tattoos in general has changed. Now, I see each piece as a choice, as something that I can control, and as a way to reclaim my body from my illness. My tattoos now give me strength. They remind me that even on my bad days I want a real life. I don’t want nor need pity, I can have a for filling life just like any abled bodied person.

My most recent piece really solidified that view, but also marked a new chapter. The beginning of the year was very hard for me with a break up, my dad is sick, and my chronic illness. It felt like it was all too much. That’s what the piece below means to me.

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Astrid, my tattoo artist’s Instagram.

As always, thanks for reading!

Sarah<3<3

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