Life in progress

#JusJoJan 2018, the 7th – Indelible


I don’t remember if it was in response to a comment or just his general opinion, but I once wrote a letter to the husband of a friend, explaining why I had tattoos. This was years ago now, so I also can’t recall what, exactly, was in the letter, but apparently the writing of it made an indelible impression on me.

I can, however, tell you what made me get my tattoos. My first was a rose on my ankle, which reminded me of my father. Roses were his favourite flower. The dragon on my chest is close to an image I was obsessed with as a young teen. I drew it everywhere. My butterfly on the back of my neck was for the emergence of my life as a mother. I’ve had two more since I wrote the letter, but those three are the ones I have the most connection with. The memories that required me to have an indelible mark placed upon me, so that I’d never forget.

Strangely, I find my tattoos comforting. They are a guarantee that as long as I can still see, I’ll know that I had a life worth writing the story of on my skin.

This rather introspective post was brought to you by Just Jot it January, and in particular, prompted by the word “indelible,” provided by Ruth! Thank you so much, Ruth! You can find Ruth’s JusJoJan post by clicking right here. Please go and say hi! To participate in the prompt, please visit this post, where you’ll find the rules and you can leave your link in the comments.

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

13 thoughts on “#JusJoJan 2018, the 7th – Indelible

  1. I have three roses on my lower back (well, a tattoo of them, anyway, not actual roses. 😄 It’s old and faded now. Like me. 😄


  2. I love that your tattoos tell your story, Linda. 🙂


  3. Memories and tattoos are only removed by disease or surgery.


  4. you are amazing ❤ i never thought of tattoos in this way. thank you for opening my eyes 🙂


  5. Having a life worth writing the story on your skin! That is amazing I have not looked at it that way before.💜💜


  6. Those are definitely indelible… unless, of course, you decide to have laser!

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