Something which I always get asked is, why did I get inked? As I had because clear skin, smooth and well textured. My friends still couldn’t believe I did it. It’s one of those small ones though, minimal tattoos.
Tattoos has been in fashion since years, but it’s in trend since last 5 to 7 years. Teenagers thinking to mark their skin with various designs, singing of their wars, struggles, pain, emotions in general, etc., each describing a different and insignificant story in its own. Since years it’s considered as a sign of rebel, at least here in Indian household. Same as multiple piercings, tattoos are considered as something not acceptable and out of the box.
Maybe I was always a rebel, trying to do something out of instinct. I got both of my tattoos on 10th August 2019. I had been thinking about tattoos and marking my skin of something which means world to me. I remember I had no prior plans, that ‘I am getting it today’. It was just a spontaneous reaction to some want of me which had to be fulfilled before my younger sister’s birthday.
I always loved pain, I don’t know why, the way a needle pierces it’s fascinating. We being a huge body infront of a small needle, still is capable of creating art. It’s beautiful. There’s two tattoos on my body, one on my shoulder blade and another of the side ribs. The one on my shoulder blade is the birthday of my sister’s, i.e., 15.08.03 and on the shoulder blade because she’s my pride. She’s beautiful and I love her a lot. Therefore it’s important for me, to have her with me all the time, no matter if she’s physically absent.
The one on my side ribs is for me. It’s bunch of wild flowers namely “Aurinia saxatilis”, common names being basket of gold. For me it means a lot. It signifies me, insignificant yet beautiful. They are present but nobody notices until it’s lost. Small pretty yellow flowers which are beautiful in their own way. It says.. I maybe small insignificant but I will still be here trying to create a meaningful moment for me as well as people and nobody can stop me, as wild as I am, I am beautiful.
Seeing the reaction of my parents was a real struggle. They were shocked as I never informed them about it, for the time being they were angry but they felt proud that I did something for me, for my happiness. Each story tells a story. Some are meaningful, some are drunken mistakes, some are well thought, some are spontaneous, some create regrets, etc but all tell stories worth remembering. Something that’s closer to your at the moment, something with means a lot, something funny sometimes, some regrets, but nonetheless beautiful experience. Well my personal advice, it’s the only thing that’s going along with you to your death bed, so get inked something is worth it, otherwise life time regrets and cover up tattoos or lazer treatment’s going to follow.
If you’re planning to get a tattoo, get it, life is too short to wait for the right time.
I have always been against Glorifying Over Work and therefore, in the year 2021, I have decided to launch this campaign “Balancing Life”and talk about this wrong practice, that we have been following since last few years. I will be talking to and interviewing around 1 lakh people in the coming 2021 and publish their interview regarding their opinion on glamourising Over Work.
If you are interested in participating in the same, do let me know.
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