I have two tats, one on my right shoulder and one on my lower back, where they’ve dubbed those tats a “tramp stamp”. So here locally they have a contest where if I get the most votes I’ll win $250 towards another tat. I’m stoked and really want to win it. I want one more tattoo on my left shoulder, the Japanese symbol for power.
The tat on my right shoulder is the Japanese symbol for endurance. Yes, I know this for sure.
The tat on my lower back is a sun.
I like it, there’s a fun story that goes with it. I was on campus at UNT with my friend Monica and we passed the tattoo parlor and of course a few drinks later I was feeling froggy. So as I looked over the wall of tattoos that have been done before I found this one, but it was in color. I’ve always thought color would look cheesy and it fades so I asked if he would do it in black and white, and he did.
This is where it gets interesting. He’s a biker, all the artists there are bikers and they’re trademark has traditionally been that they hide skulls in their tats, this is their signature. So all the time I’m getting my tat, talking with this guy and my friend and trying not to focus on the steady tirade of needle on dermis.
After the tat was done, I walked over to the mirror and turned my back to myself and tried my best to be a contortionist and see my tat. From what I could see it looked incredible. He did an amazing job and now I would forever have some interest in searching the tat for a skull.
He said he didn’t do it with mine but I don’t believe him. I just haven’t found it yet. I’ve considered going back and having some things added to this tat like a white or silver if it’s possible outline of the rays..
I have lots of ideas for tats I want, but the one I want most and would settle for it being my last is the one on my left shoulder of the japanese symbol for power.
I feel that having “Power” and “Endurance” on the tops of my shoulders will carry me into my future with the right attitude and outlook and the sun is an ever present reality. There are only 24 hours in a day and it’s up to me to utilize that time in every day to further my goals and dreams.
So please go vote for me!
P.S. make sure you check out that tat for voting above mine, it doesn’t get any trampier than that, I think it’s hilarious!