I’ve been contemplating a tattoo for about 2 years now, but I always seem to find a reason not to get one. They are SO permanent, it might not turn out exactly how I want it, it might look bad as I get older or a stretch mark from pregnancy might run right through it! Plus, I’m not really the type of person to get something so edgy. I’m a one-earring-in-each-ear kind of girl.
I came really close to getting a tattoo two years ago on my birthday, but the guy I was going to get it from was on vacation for the month of July. After that I pretty much talked myself out of it. Then…my sister went and got one a few weeks ago and my brother and dad are getting inked a week from tomorrow! All of the family tattooing has rekindled my thoughts about it. I’ve always known I would get a stargazer lily. I think they are really pretty and feminine, but I don’t have any particular meaning associated with the lily.
I was talking to my friend Bonnie and she told me about her sister’s tattoo. Her sister has a lily tattoo to remind her of Matthew 6:25-29, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is life not more important than food and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.”
I’m not sure if I’m really going to go for it, but I’m certainly thinking it over again!