Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tattoo Talk


So I have to admit...I only have one tattoo. But...I have my entire body planned out. haha. My husband, on the other hand, has both ribs and both sleeves. We grew up in completely different households. I am the only one in my family who even considered a tattoo. My family is very conservative. I, however, am not. lol. My gauged eared, nose pierced, tattoo loving self is the odd ball of the family.

Mike and I actually go to our tattoo artist in 2 weeks for him to get his sleeve finished and me to get tattoo #2. Our artist is amazing. Google BJ Betts and you will see why. You can also follow him on Instagram to check out his latest work!!

My only current tattoo is on my foot. I thought long and hard for something to honor my father, even though he would totally disapprove of me getting a tattoo, and finally ended up with this.

Don't mind my huge ugly feet...lol. I was a dancer for 15 years. And this filter looks horrible. lol.

"Faith" is a word that meant a lot to me throughout my dad's struggle. When he first got sick, I bought him a Build-A-Bear and named her Faith. Faith came and lived with us in Minnesota during the time that dad was going through treatment and she laid in dad's casket at his funeral. Throughout all of our ordeals, we always had "Faith". 

Now, Faith protects my family and I and watches over us from her lofty place on our bed. :)

I always knew I wanted to get something that involved the word"faith", and one day I came across this verse from the Bible. "Walk by faith, not by sight." It is quite a common quote and for some reason only resonated with me throughout this process of deciding how to honor my dad. And...although it's meant for a little different context...it helps me remember that dad's there to walk with me through all facets of my life.

Linking up with Tales of a Twenty Something for Tattoo Talk today....

Don't forget to stop by and link up with me on Thursday for our Thirsty Thursday linkup!!


  1. Amazing artist! Can't wait to see heat you get! I want to get ink real bad. :) I love that yours has such awesome meaning!

  2. cute tat. and your family sounds like mine. LOL

  3. Cute tattoo! I bet that sucker hurt lol

  4. i love this quote and the reason behind why you got it. lovely way to honor your father.

  5. Awe love the tattoo and the meaning behind it.. Can't wait to see #2

  6. love tattoos! Cant wait to see your new one.

  7. I have 2 and will get my 3rd if I ever run my first half marathon lol

  8. That is such a great story! I love the placement of your tattoo and wanna see what #2 is gonna be, so you'll have to share! Thanks for linking up :)