Ok, so lately, I’ve been seriously thinking about getting a tattoo. Not quite sure what I would get, but I do have a few ideas in mind. I know, I know….you’re probably thinking, “How do you know you want a tattoo but don’t know what you will get!?” LOL. I don’t even understand it myself sometimes. Maybe it’s just a phase that will pass and I won’t even want it eventually.
It’s funny how when your mind is focused on one thing, you seem to be drawn to noticing it. When I first got my car back in 2007, it seemed like everybody on the road had the same car I did. But in reality, it was just that my mind was keener to that type of car since I now owned one. It’s the same with tattoos. It seems like I notice them more now and everybody has one. I saw someone the other day that had the Ralph Lauren logo tattooed on their leg. I thought to myself, “Really???? Is it that serious to put a company’s logo on your body?” That was so hilarious to me because I couldn’t imagine what prompted them to get that…I guess a love for Ralph Lauren clothes…I don’t know.
I also thought about how we can have invisible tattoos as well. I have a poem on my site called “Tattoo” that also discusses this. If you haven’t read it, make sure you check it out. An invisible tattoo can be a thought, a person’s impact, or a fond memory that we will forever keep in our minds. But how do these invisible tattoos look? If they’re beautiful and intricate, we should focus on them and use that as positive energy to keep moving forward. But if they’re worthless (kinda like that Ralph Lauren tattoo I saw), then we need to find a way to get them removed. Those kinds of thoughts and memories will only keep us in bondage and drown out our quality of life.
So what do you think about tattoos? Are they wrong to get (technically the Bible speaks against them) or is it just harmless body art? And more importantly, what kind of invisible tattoos are we permanently etching into our lives?