5.03.2008

Fresh Ink

Tattooed Mama
I got a new tattoo today.
Guess where it is?
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Yeah, just on my upper back. Nothing scandalous.
This one HURT. It's my third tattoo, and hurt far more than my other two, which are on my legs.
But I'm so glad I got it! It means so much to me at this time in my life.
Because the lotus emerges from the mud to bloom, it is a symbol of how wisdom can surface even from the ignorance encountered (both inner and outer) in our world.
Along with this, the lotus symbolizes awakened consciousness, enlightenment, and also spiritual realization. Other meanings for the lotus can also include spiritual freedom, sacred grace, and liberation.
Perfect!
Now I'm taking my sore self to bed.

19 comments:

the MomBabe said...

ooh, pretty!

Groovy Mom said...

Beautiful!

Tara R. said...

Love it!

Shamelessly Sassy said...

Two things, 1.) SO PRETTY! 2.) ouch!

A Buns Life said...

very nice, looking and meaning!

Bek said...

Very pretty, and meaningful!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Ouch!! I see the redness around that.

Sandy C. said...

So pretty! But Ow! ow! ow!

I love the meaning behind it too :)

Michelle said...

Luv it!! It will be sore...but worth it in the long run.

Melinda Zook said...

Very nice.

Kimmylyn said...

WOW.. LOVE IT.. love the where you put it too!

LaskiGal said...

Wow! Gorgeous. Ever since Miami Ink, I'm riveted by the stories behind tattoos . . .

Alison said...

beautiful new tat...I love it. I want another one also...maybe when I have lost 50 pounds (congrats BTW)

Christine said...

Beautiful, beautiful ink. And I say that as someone without the nerve to get a tattoo herself :)

But, hey--lotus on the back, pasta salad on the front, I think you are achieving life balance!

Apparently anything that is done over bone is more painful...so, yeah, the back. Maybe also since you are so much skinnier than you were when you had your legs done?

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

that is really neat what it means.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Thank you all! And yes, ouch. Even still! I'm ready for it to heal, already.
And Christine, I like your theory. Right or wrong, I still like it! ;o)

LunaNik said...

Love. It.

jen721 said...

Thank you for sending the link. I LOVE IT!!! I am planning on something a little more subtle. A bit smaller, but all the lotusey goodness. Wear it proud. It is beautiful!

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

Great ink. I've been thinking of getting one there too, but I don't know if I'm up for the pain!