We all want to do something, be something... but oftentimes, it is not really others that stops us.. it's actually ourselves.
I also place a lotus flower at the end of the latin maxim to remind me that despite all the difficulties that I will be facing, I will rise above it in full bloom. Much like how a white lotus blossom from a muddy and murky water. I have been through many hard times since I was young that my tears could probably water a thousand plants. I see those tears watering me instead and that in the end, I will become beautiful where it matters most... on the inside. Lotus flower also symbolized many of the things I want to instill in me... resurrection, enlightenment and potential.
It quite a serendipitous moment as well to place a lotus on my ink when lotus blossoms at the first of rains because it was raining when I got this tattoo.
I love tattoos. I am passionate about them. I wish I could get all sorts of tattoos. But I consider getting ink a lifetime commitment. Something I really have to think about before actually getting it. It took me nearly a year and a half before I finally got my second ink. But during those months, the urge was in me... I knew it won't be my last. But since I didn't find anything too significant in my life worth getting inked for... I waited and waited and waited. Until finally, I did it. I found a reason to get that second ink.
I guess my second ink marks a period in my life where in I know that I can do anything if only I summon the courage do finally do something about it. With courage blossoms rebirth of a new persona that I have always wished for myself.
My second ink was done by Frances, a 24 year old blackbelter with dreams of becoming a lawyer and have been practicing the art of tattooing since she was 19 years old. I highly recommend her if you want small, intricate and detailed tattoos. You can get inked by her at their cozy stall in Tiendesitas, Pasig City. Find out more about her at www.immortaltattooshop.com. Will post more about Immortal Tattoo soon.