My Tattoo Story

The ink I love

Photo by Ashley Byrd on Unsplash

I have always loved tattoos and the stories behind them.

I have 10 tattoos, the majority done while in college. My artist didn’t try to gouge the way some people do for artwork.

My first one was a wolf with a scar over her eye. It originated from the women’s psychology book Women Who Run with the Wolves.

My most meaningful one is a toss-up: my bleeding heart tattoo over my right shoulder for my grandparents or my left inner forearm sun and moon for my mom.

I’ve been tattooed during charity runs- for the Humane Society and Make a Wish. Those experiences were my favorites- knowing the shop donated 100% proceeds.

I haven’t been inked since 2018. A mixture of low funds plus not having absolute clarity prevent me currently.

Thank you for reading my work today. I would like to thank Lucy Dan 蛋小姐 (she/her/她) at the Brain is a Noodle for this prompt contained in the weekly newsletter.

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Rachella Angel Page

Rachella Angel Page

Writer, wife, lifelong learner. I write about personal development, emotional wellness, relationships and lifestyle.