Living where I do the fact that Ive a bigass tattoo on my leg seems to make me *more* approachable rather than less.
It isnt that I thought the application of my leg-sleeve (as I still like to call it much to the chagrin of my artist) would immediately morph me into an intimidating individual—-I just didnt think it would make people more apt to chat me up.
But it did.
And while I do kindasorta like when the Tornado’s peers slink toward me & gently rub my (typically unshaven) leg to see if it’s all ‘made of stickers? is that all stickers Miss. Carla?’ I cant lie that some days—-when Im feeling more misfit than MizFit—the grownup type questions are a little fatiguing.**
Yes (there’s a story there)
No (it didn’t really hurt that much)
Maybe (I’ll add a little more to the Seussian scene)
Probably (The Tornado rebellion will take the form of wearing hose, heels & pearls)
The most common question, however (even from people Ive know professionally for eons)’ is if the Seuss-sleeve is my first tattoo.
I may be a woman who can at times roll sans moderation—-but in this aspect of my life I started slow, tiny and tucked away.
(skimmer alert. there’s a point here and Im finally getting to it in my laborious circuitous way)
My favorite tattoo is my smallest and most plain.
An image I never see, but which is ever present in my mind.
Positioned where it is I rarely see the tattoo, but love living my days knowing that it’s there.
Knowing that it has my back if you will.
(I actually long to possess everything there. The sport top is mine purchased with MizMoney, oh FTC)
So much so that I reached out to the owner and asked about a giveaway of the hamsa top.
She was generous enough to IMMEDIATELY respond yes—-but after lots of back & forth she & I both agreed that a gift-card might be a better treat.
That way, should warding off the evil-eye not be your thing, you can select something else which is.
So that’s the reason behind my tattoo rambles above.
The love of the hamsa up in herre and, as a result, the love of the hamsa top as well.
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Do you have a certain item/object/symbol/phrase/quote (from the bible to a blankey) which symbolizes protection to you as my hamsa does to me?
Is there anything you hold dear which causes you to feel something or someone ‘has your back’ or is your amulet?
Please to hit us all up in the comments.
**Except from you all. Ya’ll are exempt & may feel free to ask away. really. always.
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