I’m taking a break from enjoying Wisconsin to participate in A Dose of Paige’s Harry Potter linkup! I mean, come on, why would I not participate in this? The first linkup is to share Harry Potter tattoos you have or want, considering I have a HP tattoo, I can’t miss out! I figured since I have more than one tat, I might as well list them all.
Psalm 18:2-3 scripture reference in my best friend’s handwriting.
I this tattoo right after I graduated college but had planned to get it for years. My general rule for tattoos is I must decide on that tattoo and think about it for at least 6 months. The scripture reference is significant to me because as a teenager I dealt with a lot of emotional issues. After months of depression and lots of prayer I opened my bible and came across this scripture. In that moment I felt peace like I had never felt before and for the first time in months I felt like I was going to be ok. Growing up is hard, and life doesn’t exactly get easier, but those words continue to be a reminder that God is looking out for me and I will be ok.
An anchor behind my right ear.
I got this at the same time as my scripture tattoo…I know that goes against my 6 month waiting period rule. My BFF came with me to the tattoo appointment and the day of was considering getting another tattoo. For years we had talked about getting matching tattoos but could never agree on anything. After hours on Pinterest she decided she wanted an anchor behind her ear. I got a little jealous because I liked it but had no reason to ever get it. She suggested it be our matching tattoos and it was decided! We both grew up together in a town on the coast so the anchor felt like an appropriate choice.
The Deathly Hallows on my back.
I fricken love Harry Potter. That’s pretty much all that needs to be said about that one. Carl and I got tattoos on our honeymoon and this was what I had planned on getting for months. Finally make it back to my 6 month waiting period.
I know some people are against or not at all interested in tattoos, but they’ve always appealed to me. It took me a long time to take the plunge, but I’m glad I did and I look forward to all the tattoos I’ve planned for the future. For me, tattoos are like scars you get to choose. They tell the stories of where you’ve been and what you value. I want my future children to look and learn about my tattoos and know they are descriptive of me. They’ll know my anchor is for Beaufort and their Aunt Kayla and they’ll read Psalm 18:2-3 and (hopefully) feel the same comfort from God. They’ll definitely read Harry Potter and learn the value of friendships and the importance of doing what is right even when it isn’t easy. I love the stories tattoos tell and I’m proud of the stories I’m sharing.
What tattoos do you have or want?
Do we have the same taste in tattoos? You can check out my Pinterest board for all my tat inspiration.