My tattoos and their meanings


In today’s post, I will show you my tattoos and their meanings. My tattoo collection is quite small. It only counts three tattoos, so far. All of my tattoos have a meaning. I am not the type of person who would draw something permanent on their skin, which is fine if you get tattoos only for the aesthetic side of it, but for me, the meaning is important, too.

My first tattoo which I got in 2014 says “Trust Your Heart”, and means exactly what it says. Surprising, right? Although the meaning might seem simple and obvious, I tend to forget that. I do not usually trust my heart but my brain instead. I am not saying that is wrong. However, the problem with me is that I cannot be spontaneous from time to time and tend to overthink literally everything. From what and when exactly I will eat, what to wear, what consequences my actions will have. And the list goes on, so I thought this might be nice and reminding the first tattoo.

My second tattoo from 2015 is an arrow which has sort of two meanings. It is a reminder of my obsessions with Tolkien’s elves (because they are excellent archers) and archery in general. Yes, I am such a nerd. Moreover, it represents me as an arrow that is aiming for its target and just goes for it, however, also needs a bow to help with finding the direction and setting the speed. Well, I sometimes need a little push to get moving so that is why the bow is not included.

My most recent tattoo, also from 2015, is “la vie est belle” and gave the name to this blog. This French quote placed on my forearm is the classic type of a positivity tattoo. You know, the type that reminds you that life is or can be beautiful and keeps you going. I did not want to have tattooed the usual “Stay Strong” or something so typical like that. This seemed like an ideal quotation for the purpose. It somehow became my motto and keeps me going, indeed.

This is definitely not my last tattoo. I am certainly planning to have done more. Yes, it is a kind of addiction. Of course, it hurts. When you are having it scraped to your skin, you are telling yourself “Nevermore!”. But once you leave the studio you realise it was not that bad and it was actually worth it. Let me know what is your view on tattoos!

xoxo, S. V.


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