1. Found the image that I want to get tattooed on my body, check
2. Know the place on my body where I want to get the image tattooed, check
3. This tattoo will allow me to express my identity, uniqueness and maybe even enhance my body… not really.
Whether you got a tattoo for the reasons listed above or for some other reason, it is more than likely that your tattoo did not provide the climax that you thought it would. Yeah, for a little while it filled you with joy, you made sure you bought clothing that would in some way provide the world a peek into your “bundle of joy”. But as time goes on, the exuberance of your “ink fashion” begins to fade(tattoos are fashion statements for many people but the bad thing is that fashions change and be come out dated), you barely even notice it, what you thought was cool a couple of years ago is not even relevant to you or the world.
So now, you need something new in your life, you have the tattoo “itch”, you want to express to the world or maybe a few or maybe yourself that you are unique and different(repeat cycle from above).
In life we often mistake the forest for the trees, meaning that the thing that is staring you right in the face, that which is most obvious, we miss. Your life is your tattoo: no ink needed. Your life is that thing that sets you apart, it is seen by all, it is your uniqueness, it is the thing that most truly represents you and if you invest it right, the fruit is joy forever more, it doesn’t fade… a tattoo could never do this.
Invest your time and artistic creativity in the thing that matters most (life), not something that is going to leave you longing for more, yet never fulfilled. The things of this world will never compare to or even enhance that which you want most, life (your life), why, because it is divinely given.
I often see people get tattoos of a person’s name or picture and they see that act as a sign of true love; but more than just getting that person’s name tatted, how about you change your life for the better in honor of that person, bible verse, etc. I am sure that it will be much more appreciated by all parties including you.