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I knew I wanted to make a post about it, but was going back and forth about where to put it. Seeing as how it’s concerning both of us and is essentially showing out love I thought it best to put here. Dan and I had been talking for a while about getting tattooed. I knew since I was 12 that I wanted one and Dan said he wanted one as well. This was well over a year ago, so no, we didn’t just rush out and get these. From early on we knew we wanted Owned on the tattoo. The best I can try to relate this is the fact that this is the first (and only time I might add) we have ever let ourselves be owned by someone else. Had I thought of this in relations to any other person but Dan I would have never accepted it and been the first to tell you that NOBODY owns me… I am my own person and all that jazz. However, Dan does own me. Completely and without a doubt and I find myself not bothered by that. So this is why I now have ‘Owned by Dan’ on my back.
We went back and forth about what picture and when to do it. Dan would throw out there that he thought it hilarious to get a cougar… or paw prints. I have to admit as hilarious as that is, I was concerned because I am a bit touchy about the ‘age’ thing. However, that is the one thing he kept coming back to over and over and the idea grew on me. Cougars are very protective of their families, devoted and loving. So he ended up with a peaceful cougar in shades of black and white with green eyes on his left shoulder. It turned out absolutely beautiful. I personally thought about a phoenix early on… that or a swallow. The phoenix drew me in though for a few reasons. One, Dan loves fire. Simple enough. Two, I wanted to get one with it’s wings stretched upwards, rising if you will, as from the ashes to a new life. Dan is my new life. I got burned and was left to roll in the ashes for a while and Dan is who showed me how wonderful love and life can be. So I have a phoenix along my spine, close to the top colored in reds, oranges, and yellows as a real flame.
All there is left to tell is the when I guess. We thought about after we got married but were talking a couple months ago and the idea of eloping on Valentine’s Day came up. Just one of our more random thoughts of something to do. However we decided that even though it would be a day that Dan could remember our families would be upset and if we are truthful with ourselves, we admit that we both want a little wedding day. Dan said the decision making ‘I would like to see you walk down the isle toward me’. Yeah, I cannot deny him that, so somehow we decided it should be the day for our tattoos. Don’t ask… the less you think about our mental processes the better or you will hurt your head. A lady that I work with (Martha) and who has watched our children suggested where her son works, Attatooed in Westerville. Nadine did our tattoos and I cannot compliment her work enough. Going to her shop was a wonderful experience, super clean and her art is fantastic. She’s a wonderful person to talk to and I would suggest people go to her anytime. We made an appointment for 2/13 and Martha and her family even watched the children for us.
All in all it was a wonderful experience and I don’t have any second thoughts about it. I love letting people know who owns me and it never fails to make me smile that Dan loves me so much to have his on his back. Best Valentine’s Day ever!
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