Many tattoos have a special story behind them - perhaps a personal milestone like overcoming personal hardships, beating cancer, or to commemorate that unique accomplishment ...
I'm looking for those tattoos which are not just pretty ink we add to our skin, I seek to capture the mark a tattoo leaves on your soul.
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Who among us is so fortunate to have a life without hardships. Many lament their challenges and cite their difficulties
as the reasons they are held back, and can’t possibly take control and improve their
situation. Helen Keller once said: Only through experience of trial and
suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success
Here is Betty’s story, her tale of inspiration…
my tattoos are related to a past filled with hardships and the victories that
go with them. Many of my tattoos started appearing after my therapy in 2008, I
consider myself to have been given a second chance, that is why the word ‘’LUCK’’ is tattooed on my fingers.
I had what many might call a delinquent lifestyle,
filled with drugs and violence. It was a lifestyle in which I felt trapped for
a very long time. Then one day I woke with
a moment of clarity. I woke up telling
myself I want to understand and change who I am.
That is why the words ‘’EFFORT’’ and ‘’COMFORT’
are tattooed on my forearms. I wanted to
take the necessary and difficult steps to bring comfort into my life.
always gives us challenges to work through, it teaches us to control our demons
and understand who we are, that is why I have a demon trapped within my flesh
tattooed on my chest, to never forget to keep the demons inside me under
control and never let them out.
Today, I am a strong and independent woman who has more
control over her life. Never again will I let anyone or anything take that
control away from me. I am a strong willed woman with a tender heart. That is
why I have several cutesy pigtailed skulls and the word ‘’DANGER’’ tattooed on my lower belly.
I never want to forget why I became the strong woman I
am today and that is why I will get tattoos throughout all of my life. Tattoos
are, for me, a way to express myself just like a painter and his canvas. It is
also a way to externalize the pain of each hardship.
I have learned
that my actions and my past do not define me. I can change. When I imprint tattoos on my body, I ultimately
imprint them within myself, shaping who I am, and what I shall become.
We should all focus forward and neverforget - why we are, who we are.
“Your strength doesn't come from winning. It comes from
struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the
next level.” ― Germany Kent
“The most painful moments and memories eventually lead to
the greatest strengths and growth in life.”