The Inked Talisman

ZZZZZZZZZZZ. I was hooked. It all started with me disobeying my husband. I wanted to feel the freedom of doing what I want and not what I was told. He hated tattoos and I knew he wouldn’t want anything to do with me but on the flip side of that same coin, I would be punished for being disobedient. I sat in the chair feeling nervous and anxious but the thrill and that buzzing. That thrill was something I never experienced before. I felt no pain from the needle just mesmerized by the image coming to life. No, no punishment ever came to me, well at least not that day. The tattoo, on the other hand, empowered me to do so much more and even protected me from my NOW ex-husband.

I now own 27 tattoos or they own me-I haven’t quite figured that out. They have the power to keep judgmental and negative people away while letting the light inside others meet me. They tell me the stories of other people without even exchanging a word. I learn about their hate, their passion, and their families. I know can tell if they are rotten to the core, made mistakes, or possess a memory they can take to their death. Truth is, even before you meet me, I’m already protected.

I used Discovers Daily Prompt: Talisman to give a little more information about myself. I do not post many pictures of myself for safety reasons but I am proud of my tattoos.

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      1. Thank you for asking! Yes, all my tattoos are symbolic. The owl partial image of the steampunk owl is an actual chest piece. There are lilies, light bulbs, watch faces, mechanical and organic elements. The meaning behind this is that I had to rely on machinery for while to stay alive and to get away so I can live an organic life. Does that make sense? I have paw prints on my hands, my service dog (in training) helps me through a lot. I have raven and owls. Oh, I have so many. 🙂

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      2. Wow, that’s really something :O to have wrapped yourself in your own symbolic story. I imagine seeing each one brings you strength. It is such a shame you cannot put any more pictures of them up as posts, as I would be really interested to hear more about each one, but I completely understand and wouldn’t want to put you in that position.

        You have a service dog. I have never met anyone before with a service dog before. I sorry that you have to need one, but so glad you have him/ her to help you through. I imagine they help not only physically but emotionally as well?

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      3. My cat has a power-up too. It is like one of those comedy superheores with a really pants power; she pulled the unlucky straw and has the super power to chirrup. It is not very useful XD

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  1. I had my first tattoo only two summers ago! For similar reasons … and I still bloody love it and what it means to me. It is a star on my wrist, to remind me that I will always shine 🤗💫

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