Attitude, strength, fierce!
A phoenix is a mystical bird that rises from its ashes. It symbolizes rebirth from a dark and ragged existence to a new and beautiful one. As I have done
And though she but little, she is fierce
That’s my GRRRRR!!! face
Before: I got this tattoo when I was 17. It is a rose, with a blue heart, with barbed wire wrapped around it.
Meaning: I was the rose; the heart was blue because I was “blue” depressed, felt alone; the barbed wire was something I put around myself for protection.
After: Had this one done last weekend. I am now 37. Bipolar Disorder/Mental Health Awareness Ribbon
I have a question. And I know some of you may not feel comfortable answering, so I understand if I do not receive to many replies with this one.
I have been self harming since I was 13 years old. It’s been on and off throughout the years. Mostly cutting and burning, I also used to take a little to many aspirin or such to make myself sick. (Not sure why I actually did that, because getting sick was not fun at all, but I tie that into my self harm category).
Anyway, I have noticed this pattern before and recently noticed it again.
The question is: Do you get tattoos or piercings because of the pain?
For me, in part, yes. Most of my piercings I get because of the pain that comes along with it. I don’t get them JUST for the pain, I also like them. Pain is just a plus for me. Same goes for tattoos. I have many, many tattoos. Yes, they all have special meanings, but many of them I got, (besides just wanting them) so I could hear that humming and feel the needle on my skin. For me, it feels as though the needle is caressing my skin, gently here and not so gently there. On some parts I can barely feel it, a nice touch; and on other parts, it’s a nice pinch.
I was just wondering/curious if there are others out there that get these things done for more than one reason and for more than just getting them done.