Road to Joy

Alright, I’m done. I’m pleased. I’m proud. I love my little tattoo. 

I hope it heals well. It took me over 2 hours. Going over the lines, making it dark. Didn’t think it would take me that long.

It truthfully doesn’t symbolize anything directly, but the process of doing this traditionally is very significant. In my culture, tattoos are traditionally worn by all people, especially warriors and women who reach the age of fertility. This has since been nearly wiped out by colonization by the Spanish and by Americanization. And so it was fitting to have my first tattoo be done in this method. 

August 10, 2013
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