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i got a tat, too.

During my recent trip to Asheville, one of my good friends (also an artist), Garry, made my skin his canvas. On the inside of my foot just below my ankle is now an inked rightwards arrow followed by three dots (→...). I don't have a good picture of it yet, so I hope that description gives you some sort of idea. Initially, it was a symbol of "moving forward" into "whatever is to follow." It has since evolved to have many different meanings: One foot in front of the other...One step, one day at a time...Trusting God to lead me and trusting myself to follow...Pondering thoughts...The future unknown. The individual symbols themselves have found meaning as well. Three dots symbolize, for me, the Trinity. "An ellipsis can also be used to indicate a pause in speech, an unfinished thought, or, at the end of a sentence, a trailing off into silence." An arrow is a directional sign and also a symbol for a spiritual warrior.

I've always wanted a tattoo and am happy with, do I dare say, my first? I have a few of my own ideas for another and keep seeing more that inspire me (like the ones below). Do you have a tattoo? Seen any photos of tats that inspire you?