Wednesday, August 29

My Tattoo

You read that right. I did it.

After I shared the story of Andrew's wedding band tattoo I was super inspired to get one of my own. We thought a wedding band would be a great idea but it never came to fruition. Instead Andrew gifted me three stackable wedding bands (I like change too much for just one band) on my birthday. It was a much better choice for me and I'm really glad we waited.

One day, not long ago, I was struck by the idea of having our wedding vow written in Andrew's handwriting as a tattoo. I knew I wanted it in at least two lines and on my left forearm. I also knew that Anna would need to come with us!

With no planning at all, just some rum and coke the night before and an idea, we did it. Serendipitously.

This is my nervous look. I was, oh I was.
Before you ask me if it hurt:

We found Lee, he is also who did Andrew's wedding band (we LOVE that), and he did a fantastic job for me. He helped talk me though it and answered all of my first timer questions. If you're in the Asheville area, let me know and I'll give you his info. He's phenomenal!

I'm honored to have our wedding vow in my beloved's handwriting forever. It gives me butterflies each time I see it and reminds me of standing in the woods while the rest of the world melted away, holding his hand, and saying these words as a pledge. Words that will last forever.

xo Shannon


call me debbie said...

3 languages in one vow! little important things are the best, kisses :)

Kendra said...

i love everything about it: the meaning, his handwriting, placement.. congrats on the new ink!

Amy @ AGirlCalledBeloved said...

Love his handwriting! Such beautiful meaning!

Ms. Megan said...

I looooove it!!! I adore that it is written in his handwriting + the placement of it! Beautiful!

The Small Things said...

That's so beautiful Shannon, well done!


Sara said...

Ohh my lovely I love this. You all are the sweetest and I think this tattoo is a wonderful addition to your already beautiful self.

Gentri said...

um, so hi... I am just the worst blog friend ever... haha!

how are you doing?! From your posts, it looks like you are doing well! Love the new hair!!

sweet harvest moon said...

This absolutely lovely!

Love your boots too ;)

♥ Nadine said...

Wow, you were very brave!! And I love that tattoo - it's so unique and special. Also, I love the language mixture and that it's your husband's writing! Pretty, indeed.

Have a great week. xo.

Anna Emilia said...

That is wonderful!

Winter greetings from Finland!

Bubble My Licorice said...

great tattoo :)
I love it!

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