When I got my Tattoo done this Thursday, it was like most of my other important milestones of life. The ones where I have this plan in my head for too long and then all it takes is just that one moment where I throw up my hands in the air and say feck it and go ahead with it. A little dramatic when I put it that way, but something similar does happen in my mind to be honest 😉 One of my friend said that he was glad of my transformation :), what ever that means. But yeah, I have come a long way from where I was. Especially to get something done on a permanent basis on my skin. It is not like my nose ring which I removed and the skin grew back and the evidence of me ever wearing it (except in the photographs) is totally gone from my body. Tattoo’s are no big deal nowadays and I didn’t get it just for the heck of it but rather to represent something I totally can relate to and make it a part of me forever.
And it would figure that I would go and get Astrological signs 🙂 what with my father being an astrologer and all. I am not too much into astrology, but I like my signs. I like what they tell about me, in a general context of course. We have two signs. I am not sure of the western world, but in Indian astrology, everything is based on the Moon sign rather than the Sun sign. I belong to Taurus, as per my Sun Sign and to Virgo, as per my Moon sign. My friends joke about how true that is, how I am like a bull (Taurus) chasing a woman (Virgo) , especially when I am driving my car 😉 But jokes apart, I wanted to mix them together in a way to show that I both to belong categories and that one cannot go without the other. I am this strong willed and effeminate person (which is obvious, but in a sense not too much if you know me personally) and I want it to be portrayed through those signs.
The original design of it is here.
One thing is for sure, my mom is gonna chastise me for sure, when she sees this.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “is” Use the word “is” to begin your post – bonus points for using it (as a word on its own or at the end of your final word, i.e. “metamorphosis”) at the end of your post as well. Have fun!
One of the things I had earlier planned during my visit to US (and something that didn’t happen) was getting a tattoo done. It was in the making for quite sometime now, to be exact, it was in the process since my last year’s trip to London. I even got the design ready with the help of my close friend, who is very artistic and he managed to get exactly the design I wanted. But it did not materialize until today. On a whim I booked an appointment and finally went there. I wasn’t sure what to expect. When I made the appointment, it was like doing Sky diving all over again. I had a mild scare (after making the appointment of course) and then called up my friend who made the design to accompany me, just so that I don’t chicken out. So yeah, finally after 2-3 hours of work I got it done and I am so happy about it 🙂 It does feel good to do what you want to do and finally being able to do it too. Now I gotta think of something else exciting!!! 😎 Here is the final outcome. Yay!!!
For anyone interested in the design, it is a mix of two astrological signs, i.e. Taurus and Virgo. I was happy that I could get a customized design and even the tattoo artist was impressed with it and gave us ideas on how to shade it better. Thank you dear friend. I owe you a lot for this. And my mom isn’t gonna be too happy about it 😉 Wonder what she will say when she sees this when I meet her next weekend!!! That’s gonna be interesting.
As many of you know, I take part in the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt conducted by Linda and try my level best at writing something interesting and fun. So, there came a requirement for a badge for the same. That got me thinking. How do I represent the ‘stream of consciousness’. There were quite a few photographs that came to my mind which I could use to represent it. But they were sort of like assigning pictures to the words literally. With the experience I have had with the prompts and the responses to it, I felt that it is nothing short of a treasure chest and hence decided to showcase the same. Especially for the readers who get a varied set of responses for a single prompt. So I took this photograph of my personal treasure chest 😉 and even though there was something else I wanted to try, I think that would take more time because I am not sure if that is possible with the tools (free ones) I have.
So here we go: My response to the SoCS badge design.