Monday, June 16, 2008

The Tattoo

I've been intending to revisit the tattoo issue from this post, especially since it was shocking enough that it earned a comment from the only individual in the Blogger system with the listed occupation of "Disenfranchisee."

The tattoo I'm wanting is pretty simple... it's the heart and cross symbol that we used for years as the KBC staff logo. Years before we adopted it as the staff logo, a dear group of KBC friends used it in correspondence, etc.

There are multiple reasons I want to get this as a tattoo. In addition to having a very personal connection to a specific group of dear friends, the heart with the cross is a tribute to KBC as a whole. Bigger than that, what a simple way to express the essence of who I am... because of His great love for me, God sent His only Son to lay down His life for my sin; because He has loved me and saved me, I can give my life to serving and loving Him and His creatures. And besides all that, one of my dear friends already has the tattoo and I've been longing for years to take my rightful place as her twin! ;-) That tells some of you who already has it, doesn't it?


Jessie said...

WOW! I never imagined you as the tattoo type. :)

Kathy said...

I say go for it! I have always wanted a real little one too, but don't know if I could handle the pain of getting one! =)

Wayne and Genene said...

You go girl!!


Anonymous said...

First...I am SO envious. I really want a tattoo, but that is one of really only two things Steve is adamently against. I have told him as soon as he dies (well, I'll wait until after the funeral) I'm going straight to a tattoo parlor.

Secondly...what a special design you have settled on. I, too, have so much fondness attached to that symbol. If I remember correctly, Whitney was the first one to use it (on second thought, was it Diane?). I sure would love to find those Ponca girls.

Laurel said...

I would love to find them, too. I'm thinking it was Di that used it first.
I don't have a certain design picked out yet. I like Beck's, it's very simple. Simplicity is lovely, plus less ink = less pain. So I need to figure that out.
I keep hoping that someday Steve will decide it's not such a big deal. :-)
And I answered those questions completely in reverse order.

Eryn said...

laurel! i am shocked and so pleased! i have a tattoo. i still love it after 9 years.