This weekend, I finally got the courage to get my first tattoo (Sorry Dad! haha). Ever since I got divorced a year ago, I have been waiting for the moment that I would be healed, secure in my own skin, and be “Unbroken”. I decided when that moment came, I would get “Unbroken” tattooed near my heart, to symbolize that I have, not only gone through pain, loss, and devastation but that I made it out whole and at peace with my past.
I’m not going to lie, I was so nervous to get a tattoo, especially on the ribs, where everyone says that is the most painful spot to get a tattoo, but it really wasnt bad at all. I barely felt it, and only felt a prick of pain in certain places. It went by so fast too… It took him 20 minutes to do the tattoo. It’s still not finnished; There is a design that will go around it, and I’m thinking I want “Unbroken” to be a little bolder, and would like to add Phillipians 4:13 (“I can do all things in Christ, who Strengthens me”) somewhere in the design.
I am thankful for all the experiences, pain, and people that have led me to where and who I am today; my tattoo is a visual representation and dedication to who I am, was, and will be.