The reason I want tattoos

If your parents are anything like mine even the talk of tattoos starts an argument. My parents raised me the traditional Christian way in private school and church. Nothing wrong with that and I'm glad I have raised this way actually. However, the things I want to do while still living at home part time is banned according to them. On my 18th birthday, I wanted to get my nose pierced so I did, and you would've thought I killed someone on how they acted. I still have it done though. I was told that night if I did anything like that again I'd be kicked out, as a college student, I can't really afford that so I haven't tried anything else. Which means no tattoos. There are four different ones I want with four different reasons as to why I want them.

Viking Symbol

Viking symbol tattoo "Create your own reality"

This tattoo means "create your own reality" and after all the stuff I've been through in life my own reality sounds amazing. To become what I want, what I think or believe I should be.


This arrow tattoo reminds me that sometimes life is dull and grey but never lose your sense of hope because hope is what allows rainbows to blossom. The arrow is for when life drags you back get ready to be sprung into something good. It also reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, "An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming. -Unknown"


Turtles are one of the most beautiful sea creatures and are going extinct. The turtle tattoo while cute and stylish reminds me that I'm not the only one on this planet, save some water, recycle and try not to use as much plastic. Save the sea turtle!


Life sucks, it's going to drag you down you're gonna have to get back up. The beach is where I feel most at home, the waves and the sand but it also reminds me that so many boats have sunk and like the boats when I am "sinking" and everything feels hopeless and lost, get back up, keep going.

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