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You know how everyone tells you to really think about the tattoo you want, that it’s going to be on you forever. Well, at 20 years old I got a tattoo. It was about three months after I had given birth to my oldest daughter, Carleigh.
At the time, my best friend and her boyfriend were in town visiting. They were supposed to be in town to watch Nick and I get married. However, Nick and I had split up. I haven’t talked about it before on here and maybe one of these days I will. During this period of time that we were separated, I was in a very dark place. For some reason, I thought getting a tattoo would be a fun, rebellious, and up lifting thing to do.
Just so you know, this wasn’t my first tattoo. Right after I turned 18 I got this Tinkerbell one on my lower back. The design came from a postcard I saw at Hot Topic a long time ago. Inside the banner, is my name in Hebrew.
This time around, I wanted to get one for my baby girl. I had the tattoo artist write her name in pretty calligraphy. Her middle name is Rose, so I chose a pretty rose to lay right under her name.
Don’t get me wrong, I do love my tattoo. However, at that time, in that very moment, I never thought about if I were to have more children. My husband (bf at the time) and I weren’t together so I wasn’t really thinking long term.
Now it’s been five years and we have two more children.
I can’t decide if I want to get one for each of them. If so, where on my body should I put them? Or do I try and combine that one with more artwork? I’m at lost what I want to do know, and all because I made a decision to get something on my body that is permanent, without thinking about it long term.
If I could have one do-over, it would be to wait until I was completely done having kids THEN decide on a tattoo the best represents all of them.
What’s your one do-over?
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