I remember always thinking it was funny when people would tell me I would regret my tattoo.
Growing up I used to always hate my back, it was the body part that I could just never tone,
and it just never seemed to look how I wanted it too -
no matter what I did or how hard I worked out, I wasn't happy with what I saw in the mirror.
Fast forward to a few years later and I learned that you have to eat correctly AND work out,
you can't just do one or the other in order to get the results you want ;)
but that's not the point of this post.
Since getting my tattoo, my back is now my favorite part of my body.
[Physically of course]
I've gone through A LOT the last couple of years, a lot that no one knows about.
I've learned and grown,
i've changed, and transitioned, and learned lots of lessons.
Even though it's just ink, that tattoo is a piece of me.
It represents my sweet uncle who I lost and miss so much.
But not only that, it represents a version of me.
There are so many people that see life in black and white,
and I can be honest and say that I was one of those people a year or two ago.
But goodness gracious, there is sooooo much gray in between all that black and white.
And I like to think that this little tattoo not only helps me to remember my uncle,
but it also helps me to see life in a completely different way than I did before.
It's not some trend that i'm going to hate when I have kids one day.
It's a part of my past, my present and my future,
and hell am I glad that I got it!