The Tattoo

My tree tattoo started out quite simply.  About 15 years ago, I had a necklace with a tree of life image on one side of it.  And I knew I wanted it tattooed on me.  Over the years, I changed my mind on the location of the tattoo, the size, the color.  It was never quite right, so I would put it on a back shelf in my head for awhile.  In the meantime, I had a triquetra and a quaternary knot (both celtic knots) tattooed on my wrists.  Then, in 2013, I revisited the tree tattoo.  I was in a new stage of my life because of ballroom, so the old concept was infused with a lot of new ideas.  And then one day, it finally felt right.  It was still a tree of life tattoo, but it was going to be a tree of my life.  And it would grow with me.  As I accomplish things or experience things that I want to memorialize, I’ll add to the tree.

Can you guess what part of the tattoo symbolizes my love of dance??

Read more about all of my tattoos here:

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4 thoughts on “The Tattoo

  1. Carmen Monzon Flashner says:

    I would imagine that the part of your tattoo that symbolizes your love of dance is at the root somewhere. Because love is in the depth of our thoughts and desires. It grows like the roots of a tree in the earth. Quiet and ever wondering.
    Carmen Monzon Flashner

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