But what if you regret them?
What if it stops meaning the same thing to you?
What if you don’t like that song any more?
These are questions I (and I’m sure anyone with visible tattoos) gets asked on a semi-regular basis.
I have a murloc tattoo from a game (World of Warcraft) that I no longer play with the same dedication as I had when I got my tattoo.
I have a tattoo of a girl on my hip who is being undressed by an octopus – just because I think the artists, both the tattoo artist and the original artist are amazing at their chosen field and I wanted their art on me.
I have lyrics from the song of my ex and I. OUR song.
Do I regret it?
Those times – were all amazing times in my life. World of Warcraft was how tattoodaddy and I spent many a night together. Working together, strategising, conversing, wholeheartedly enjoying each other’s company. Learning our strengths and weaknesses together and in each other.
How could I regret something that reminded me of that time?
Do I regret the lyrics from a former boyfriend etched onto my ribs – close to my heart? Hell no. I loved him dearly and still care about him greatly. He is so happy right now, as am I. Without my time with him, I would not be the person I am and therefor I wouldn’t be in the place that I am now.
How can I regret any decision that has made me the person who I am today?
Every mark is a memory – a tribute – to the person I am at that point in time. I owe it to myself and to those in my life who share it with me to honour those memories and those feelings.
How could I ever regret loving the person I am in the moment I’m in?