Monday, September 19, 2011

Taking flight

I feel brand new.

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This weekend I drove up to Melrose Ave, picked the perfect artist and design, and got my tattoo done.

The whole process of getting my tattoo done and the idea behind it is so much more than just art on my skin. To me, it is a permanent and constant reminder of the strenght I have gained.
I love my swallow and the design Caycee (my tattoo artist) drew for me.
The position of the bird, which is taking flight, symbolizes my life.
It is leaving the past behind, finding hope and being happy again.
It's also believing true love does exist and my constant involment with the
world is bringing me closer to it.

It felt so good to dust the dirt off of my DSRL and put it to use! I hope all of you have a great week <3



Age of Consent, NEW ORDER.

24 comments:

Amy Radcliffe said...

lovely tat! I just had a russian doll done in the same place as yours :)

Jane said...

The picture of the swans is perfect! Your tattoo looks lovely, gla dyou're happy with it.

Li + Belle said...

your tattoo is very beautiful. I like the flying swallow, and also to symbolize what she want.

Have a good week!

Brenda said...

Amy: a russian doll? That's an awesome tattoo idea! ^-^

Jane: Thank you, I am quite happy with the end result.

Li + Belle: Thanks you for your thoughts girls! :)

Krystal said...

this made me happy! i love your new tattoo :)

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tasha faye said...

the first photo is beautiful! <3 aaand i'm so happy for you! the tattoo looks beautiful and the symbolism behind it is even more so. this is such a great thing to do. (: i am now fully convinced i'm getting a tattoo in the future, probably smth to do with harry potter haha! xxx

Kathryn said...

Your tattoo is amazing! I love everything from the design to the ideas and thoughts behind it. Lovely.

Anita said...

Lovely collection of photos which are all stunning. I also love your tattoo :)

Brenda said...

Thanks for your feedback everyone! I'm glad you guys like it <33

Tasha: a lightning bolt would be a cute tattoo idea :)

galatea. said...

hunny, they did such a good job! it looks awesome on you too! so how does it feel like to get your first tattoo!!? the first is always the most special. it almost welcomes you to a whole new world of body art. did it hurt like how you expected it? super excited for you...! making me want to get another one now hehe x

jkd said...

i like your tattoo!

Felicia said...

oh i love it!!! it's so beautiful. :)

Olga said...

I love your tattoo and the colour of your hair :) Your photos are always gorgeous with so much light in them!

FrancescPhoto said...

Nice pictures!!! Excellent!!!

Salut, Francesc

Marisa Noelle said...

So so beautiful...both the tattoo and the meaning behind it. Stunning photos, definitely depict a lot of energy and emotion.

Barbara said...

lovely pics!! i like ur tattoo :)

ANNIE said...

Your tattoo turned out very beautiful; I love the meaning behind it :)

The pond picture with the swans is gorgeous too, lovely shots!

P.S I nomininated you for a blog award, feel free to give it to 5 of your fave blogs!

Athena. said...

These photos are certainly beautiful, as are you and your new tattoo. New starts are wonderful, aren't they? xxx

Lidiya said...

These photos are gorgeous, the first shot is perfection <3
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Amy Radcliffe said...

yup I love my russian doll :)

you can see pics of it here,

http://diaryoftheradcliffes.blogspot.com/

getting another tat next week :)

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

So so so beautiful. x hivenn

A Lost Feather said...

i looooove your new tattoo and all it stands for.. i hope it makes you smile whenever it catches your eye :)

Fransisca Angela said...

Just got time to catch up with your blog again and you already have your tattoo. It's really a beautiful tattoo I really must say, I feel happy for you. Hope you will have so many great things ahead :) I also love your pictures as usual!