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5 Non-Basic Tattoos I Will Be Adding To My Canvas ASAP

I want to get so many more, but my bank account is causing some restrictions.

5 Non-Basic Tattoos I Will Be Adding To My Canvas ASAP
Constance Woodard

First of all, I want to make sure I say that tattoos are permanent and they don't just go away when you get tired of them. To get a tattoo is a commitment. But one you shouldn't be scared to make. Tattoos are great to have. They can serve as mementos, tributes, amazing art, and so much more.

I already have one tattoo, but I have been itching to add some more ink to my canvas. Like many tattoo lovers, I have a whole Pinterest board filled with all of my tattoo ideas. But here are my top five I hope to have at least by the end of the summer.

1. Time travel

I have a very distinct sense of wanderlust inside of me. The wanderlust really contributes to the way I try and make sure to get the most of each second out of every day. So I think this tattoo really captures how I love to travel and how I live my life.

2. Rising Phoenix

I wanted this to be my first tattoo, but I haven't quite been able to find the right artist for the design. The Phoenix is a symbol of resurrection and rebirth. This began to hit home when after defeating my depression, I no longer felt like the same person as I was that went into the battle.

3. Fearless arrow

This one may be teetering on the line of basic, but it still has a powerful meaning. "An arrow can only be shot forward, once pulled back." I try to keep this in mind when I am going through hardships and feel drug down. So having the reminder that I need to keep aiming high always on my body, might just be what I need.

4. Full moon

I desperately want to add this tattoo with my fox for two reasons. One, I LOVE the night sky. Something about stargazing really just brings the peace I need into my life. And two, my mother and I have always said to one another, "I love you to the moon and back." So I think this would be a great tribute to her too.

5. Bending tree

"A tree that cannot bend, will crack in the wind." This quote is so powerful in many ways. With my high functioning anxiety, sometimes I let a little too many things stand in my way of growing. This quote is a reminder for me to not always get so stuck in my own ways that I can't adapt to the chaos around me. But it also reminds me to hold my ground and stay rooted in my beliefs.

While I hope to get a lot more than just five tattoos, my bank account is causing a tad bit of restrictions on my ink expanding.

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