Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tattoo Tuesday : Yellow Birds & Sailboats :

Hi! I'm Lindsay and I blog over at You Are The Roots. I love reading Lena's blog and am honored to be here today sharing my tattoos for Tattoo Tuesday!
I love tattoos but I'm kind of a big baby, which means it took me a while to overcome my fear of pain and take the plunge to get my first tattoo. I'm so glad that I did. I believe that tattoos can tell a story and I love carrying those pieces of my story with me everyday, no matter what I do or where I go.

The first tattoo I got was a yellow bird in honor of my beautiful two year old son, Ethan. From the moment I found out I was pregnant with Ethan, a song lyric by Bright Eyes popped in my head: I never thought this life was possible. You're the yellow bird that I've been waiting for. I had pillows embroidered with the lyric for his nursery but when I held him in my arms the first time, I heard the song playing in my head and knew that I wanted this tattoo for him. He was, and will always be, the yellow bird that I've been waiting for.

I love being able to look down and see it there wherever I go -- it's a lyric and tattoo that will always hold such sentimental value to me!

My second tattoo was a line drawing sailboat on my upper inner arm that reads you're still my everything. I got this tattoo for my husband. We've been dating since we were fifteen years old and one of the songs that has been on every sappy mix CD we've made one another since then has always been I'll Catch You by The Get Up Kids. I knew I wanted to involve the words "you're still my everything" from that song somehow and a friend of mine who has the most gorgeous handwriting wrote it out for me exactly like how I'd imagined! The sailboat is inspired by "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard. There's a line from the song that says take this sinking boat and point it home, we've still got time. When my husband came into my life at fifteen, I was in a pretty bad place and he helped steer me back. Whenever life gets tough over the years, it's always been him helping me, and us, stay afloat.

I love having this tribute to my husband, the love of my life, on me for always.  As of right now, these are my only two tattoos -- which doesn't mean I haven't already starting planning a couple more in my head.

Thank you for taking a look at my tattoos today and thank you to Lena for letting me share them -- and the story behind them!

Lena B, Actually

Lindsay, those are soooooo cute! I love, love, love the meaning behind them!
I've been dating the hubs since I was 16 so your sailboat tattoo really resonates with me!

Be sure to head on over to Lindsay's blog and say hey!  She sorta rocks!


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  1. Ah I love it! She's so cute, and her tattoos are lovely!

  2. I love the song "I'll Catch You" by The Get Up Kids, lovely tattoos!

  3. Oh my gosh what amazing songs! So cool that she was inspired by them for her tattoos.

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