Monday, June 6, 2011

Eek! Look What I Did!



This was the exciting thing I was telling you about! My oldest sister Denise is kicking cancer's butt.  My sister Cathy went and got a pink ribbon tattoo, so I had to also! It was my first tattoo and boy did it hurt, lol! I wasn't sure what to expect really. Everyone told me childbirth was painful and I did that without any pain killers, so I figured I could handle a tattoo. Yikes! I probably picked a more sensitive area too, the inside of my right wrist, but I wanted to be able to see it every single day so that I didn't forget about my loved ones.

The three hearts have a special meaning. I have two aunts and sister who have all fought breast cancer, and are not going to let it take them down! I do not plan on adding any more hearts either. You got that cancer? No more!

This was a birthday present. I used the money that my aunt, my in-laws, and my husband gave me. I'm sure they thought I would go and buy craft stuff with it, lol! Surprise!

I'm still in shock that I actually went through with it, but I don't regret it one bit. Actually, I already know what I want for my second tattoo, but I need to wait a while until I don't remember the pain from this one. Just like childbirth! : )

8 comments:

Julia said...

Hi Michelle, what a nice gesture toward supporting your sister and two aunts with this painful tattoo. I think that I would rather wear a stick on tattoo. You are brave. It's a nice meaningful tattoo. JB

Julia said...

Oops, I forgot to say Happy Birthday Michelle. JB

Brenda said...

Your sister is definitely in my prayers. That is one tattoo that speaks VOLUMES. So many lives have been touched by this cancer. Love how you incorporated the three hearts. I cannot believe how much it would hurt on the inside of your arm. I cringe just thinking about it!

You have a terrific blog that I really enjoy following along. :)

jennifer768 said...

Wow, that is a beautiful thing to have done in honor of your loved ones. I think that you are incredibly brave ! Love it and the message it sends.Praying for your sis !Hugs,Jen

Barb said...

Hi Michelle,
You are one brave lady!! (I am a huge chicken!)
Happy Birthday and I love your tattoo!
Hoping and praying for your loved ones who are fighting this horrible disease!
Barb

Brenda said...

That is so awesome Michelle! I love it and I'm really loving it that you got it done for a special person and purpose and then adding the 3 hearts for members of your family is just wonderful!! You have a special heart Michelle!! They are addicting in a way aren't they?? LOL!!

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Hi Michelle...that is an awesome Tattoo and I love the little hearts..so special.
My you never have to add another one!!

Happy Birthday!!

Prayers for your sister..

Hugs
Tonya

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Happy Birthday Michele! I love your tattoo, but I am tattooed many times over!! I lost my mother to breast cancer and my sister-in-law is in remission. I am hoping too that is the last of it in my family. It looks amazing!