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Natl. Tattoo Story Day

It has come to my attention that today is “National Tattoo Story Day.” I figured I would take this as an opportunity to explain all of mine in the order I had them done…5 and counting.

1. The Kanji symbol for strength on the back of my neck

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It was two days after I’d turned 18 in 2010. I had a Phoenix drawn up prior to my appointment and the night before I freaked out and second guessed my decision. Luckily, I had this as a backup. Part of my “I’m and adult I can do what I want!” phase.

2. Flowers on my right inner ankle

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Honesty, I just thought the design was beautiful and my ankle looked lonely. December of 2011.

3. Infinity symbol on my right wrist

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I loved what this stood for to me. Limitless possibilities and opportunities. Shortly after I realized millions of girls in their 20’s were also obsessed…not so unique anymore 😜 December of 2012.

4. Family

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This one is super special to me. Almost my entire family on my dad’s side all got this done. Even my 82 year old Grandfather who never had a tattoo in his life! We are all very close and it’s nice to know we all share this. December 2014.

5. Miles To Go

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I did a whole blog post on this last month, but to keep it simple this is taken from a Robert Frost poem. I had a rough year emotionally, I got through it, and am continuing on my journey. August 2015.

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2 thoughts on “Natl. Tattoo Story Day”

  1. Great looking tattoos Emily, it’s very sweet the family got the same tattoo. The flowers look nice too, good colors. I have a cross on my right arm, up high. A reminder…

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