Let’s talk about ink…

Alright, I must confess, I looooooove tattoos. I, myself, have two: one on my wrist that reads “They may say that I’m a dreamer…” and the other on the back of my neck of a libra sign. On the libra sign, let me tell you the panic I’ve endured since the “new” astrology sign was allegedly discovered. With that said, I’m a libra through and through, so who cares!

But I digress…I’ve been thinking about getting another tattoo for quite sometime, and while I would love to just go out and get one right now, I’ve been struggling with which one I want. you see, there are three that have been top of mind for me, but I can’t decide which one will be lucky number three.

Here are the three that I want:

Lux in tenebris (Translation = Light in Darkness)
Having gone through many ups and downs over the years, knowing that there was a positivity and light at the end of the struggles made me want to fight. This will be a constant reminder that no matter how dark some days may be, there is also light. I’ve seen one other with this tattoo, but it was on their back. I’m thinking of getting it on my upper forearm.


Ad maiora (Translation = Towards big things)
My teens and 20s saw a lot of changes (obviously), but my 30s will be the decade I really throw myself into everything I have going on; I’m on the cusp of starting my own company; I’m swimming competitively again; and I’m looking forward to the next major milestones with my husband (buying a house, having a baby, and all that good stuff). Here’s to working hard towards all those big, great things! But where will it go, you ask? This bad boy will be on my rib cage, which is why I’m kind of hesitant about getting it.


To my darling Agnes…
My tattoo wants wouldn’t be complete without some sort of homage to my little fluff ball, Agnes. She has made our little family completely and I don’t know what I did before she came into our lives. I’ve seen a few animal tattoos that I like, but none more than this type of watercolour tattoo.  It’s the only time I’ve ever wanted a colour tattoo, so this is a huge one for me.  I would want it on my ribs near my heart. This would definitely be one that I would put on my rib cage.


What do you guys think? Yay or nay? Do you have suggestions to other places these may work? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear your thoughts and about your experiences with getting your own tattoos.

Until next time!

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  1. love my tattoo (on my right shoulder blade) and also have already thought about my next one (thinking top of my shoulder or clavicle). SIL got her on her ribcage and its beautiful.
    i’ve never seen the watercolor design; love it!

    1. Nice! I’m so concerned about the pain of getting a tattoo on my rib cage. I heard it was killer. Have you thought about when you’ll get the next one?

  2. I have a huge list of tattoos I want but need to work up the money/courage to actually get them. Two I have always wanted are: #1 is “I’ll love you forever, I’ll love you for always” (one part of the sentence in my Mom’s writing and the other part in my Dad’s writing) and I want it on my ankle. #2 is “I have lived a thousand lives” with books stacked up haphazardly and the top books become birds flying away.. I want it on my spine 🙂

    1. I won’t lie, I love the first one! It is absolutely beautiful! The idea of it being a mix of your mom and dad’s writing is just perfect <3

  3. Rib cage is no joke! But, it makes you appreciate it a little bit more. Definitely a good spot for something with a lot of meaning. I confess..I’m not a person who has many tattoos with “meaning” so I can’t imagine your contemplation. They’re all great ideas. But, I’m all about colour tattoos. And dogs. So, my vote is to make Agnes number 3; since she’s the third member of your little fam jam. ❤

    1. I love the Agnes one, and I’m kind of leaning towards that. But instead of it being colourful, I’m thinking of a greyscale watercolour look instead. It’s more sheepdog hahaha

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