I was always against tattoos. Growing up in a baptist church taught me that tattoos were unprofessional and gave you a bad image to other Christians. As I grew though, I realized I didn’t really care what they thought anyway. My tattoo to me was a way to remind myself of what I thought was important and what my goals in life were. With one simple picture I can constantly remind myself what is really important.
So for my first tattoo i decided to get a sailboat, although I do like sailing, my primary reason for getting it was for what it represented…Freedom. I have lived in the same general area of Michigan for almost my entire life, and I’ve never actually left the continental United States. Every time I look at my tattoo, it reminds me that i want to leave America and see the world. Sometimes at night I stay awake and look at it, imagining I am on a boat far away, going somewhere new and escaping everything. My tattoo sums up everything i want in one simple drawing.
So if you want a tattoo, but don’t know what to get, just think about what is most important to you, and place it somewhere that will constantly remind you what you are here on this earth for.