Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sunday Scribblings - Tattoo

A year ago I decided to celebrate the gift of another year by stepping out of my comfort zone. Yes, you guessed it, a tattoo but not just any tattoo a special tattoo. Hubby was against the whole idea and my kids were in shock. I had given them such grief over their tattoo's that they didn't quite know what to make of it.

My brother, daughter, son in law and grandson joined me on my 47th birthday in Tahoe. I had asked my son in law to go with me to get my tattoo because he had so many. We had to bring my grandson with us because the other two were gambling. I wanted to put my tattoo in a place that was only visible to me and yet not hurt too bad with my muscle loss.

Kat was the artist and I had the vision. Together we created a symbol of my journey through life. The heart of a warrior that has lived with faith and Dave by my side. The design was all Kat and so were the colors. I decided to place it on my lower back which I later learned was called a tramp stamp. Dave loved that! lol

For two solid hours I bit my lower lip in pain as TK tried to comfort me. He kept saying "gamy's tattoo is an owie daddy." Oh yes it was indeed. I did it, I liked it and was proud to have it. When I got home I was nervous to see Dave's reaction. It was bigger than promised and he had no idea what I'd put on my body or where.

He actually liked it or at least the design of it. The size not so much but his name being added certainly helped. Now that I'm getting ready for my 48th I have all but forgotten it is there. Funny thing is the only one who sees it is Dave. lol

This year I donated my birthday to the ALS walk and will zipline in Tahoe.


Dee Martin said...

You are a very cool lady and I bet Dave has grown to love the tat :)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

You gutsy tramp you. lol

Chris said...

You SO rock! A tatoo and now a zipline?! You go girl!!

linda may said...

Heart warrior and Dave, lovely, says a lot about you.

Anonymous said...

Way to go gurl !!
Loved it...

Here's what i am gonna tattoo myself with.Need your help i guess:

gautami tripathy said...

You simply ROCK, Tammy!

inside, outside, which side

Please don't forget to post your creative works at Monday Poetry Train Revisited too each Monday morning!

Anonymous said...

It's so time for our bday get together, don't ya think? After STu's folks leave, we will work on planning a visit. Looks like we'll shoot for early spring.
Btw, what's the exact date of your bday? Email me...

Love ya bunches Tamela,

JP/deb said...

I love it, Tammy!! I got my first one this year and it represented so much to me.

Glad that Dave is such a wonderful guy and a good sport :)


Annie said...

I remember seeing that tat a year ago. Good for you. I should have such nerve. LOL

forgetfulone said...

No tattoos for me yet. Who knows? Yours looks cool! And you are going to love ziplining.

emmapeelDallas said...

I know you're going to love ziplining! Kath and Brenden did it and loved it, and I want to hear all about it!

Amber said...

You are going to zipline?! OH! You better get pics of that, lady! WHoop!


gs batty said...

If you read my "tattoo" response you know that I do not approve of them. However I think that yours would be one that I would like and approve. You have earned it. It has a real purpose and real meaning.
Old Grizz

Yolanda said...

I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday.

turquoise cro said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETNESS!!! It's almost 1 am here in WV!!!(((((Tammy)))))) Wish I could ZZZZZZIIIPPPP with YOU!!! Have FUN!!!


How easy is a zipline for someone with ALS? I hope all is well with you. I have been enjoying playing games on Facebook with you. :-)

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