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. Viktorie

What you should do in spring

Spring is the time when we all want to shred not only these winter coats (which I am actually really in love with) and wear something lighter. Well, this is not meant just for our wardrobes. So here are my few tips you should stick to this (and every) spring.


1.    Sticking to your already given up New Year’s resolution

Maybe you wanted to lose some weight, get fit (so as my resolution has been) or perhaps you wanted to run a new blog (which has been my second resolution). You were determined to stick to your new lifestyle, and/or going to the gym three times a week. On the 1st of January you were ready to follow your plan but few months later you are at the same place you were before – nowhere.

What about taking it up again? I guess you do not need a specific date in calender to change anything in your life, and tell me, when is better time to start than right now?

2.   Detox

Yes, because your body needs to cleanse time by time, and if you really want to start new, hopefully healthy lifestyle, this is great way to kick off. Even if it is just water with cutted lemons or 30 minutes of walk every day.


3.    Sort out wardrobe

So you still believe you will one day wear that over patterned sweather your grandma gave you, and you have not thrown it away just because you thought it would break her heart? How sweet! You know what? Get rid of it, now! Or you will have a wardrobe full of pieces like this.

Get rid of all those clothes you did not thrown away last year because you thought you would wear it but you did not. You would be surprised of wearable pieces buried in your wardrobe which you can wear again, and which you completely forgot about.

4.    Shopping

Out with the old, and in with the new. You must refill what you have thrown away. The Fashion Week takes place in Paris right now, so get inspired, take your BFF, and shop new goodies for your ransacked wardrobe.

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