A few days before I went to get my second wing inked, someone asked me if the wing I had was my first tattoo, I replied “yes” and then her eyes got really wide and she with a smile “Wow! You really went big for the first one!” I smiled.
Later, I began thinking about what she said and I realized something. I realized that “going big” was the way I lived my entire life! I never did things small, I was either all in or I was all out. Careful has never been in my vocabulary; that doesn’t mean it’s not a good thing for some; just not for me. Doing things big is who I am, it brings me untolled joy, and has given me treasures of people, animals and experiences that I can’t begin to say how much I appreciate.
I wouldn’t have it any other way and it makes perfect sense that the skin art that I would eventually have inked on my body was anything but small.
That’s why it feels so right, there was no doubt, or fear, I actually looked forward to getting the second one, pain or no pain.
Interestingly enough the right side was not as sensitive as the left so there was actually very little discomfort. It could also be that the left side is not only female side but it’s the receiving side as well. It’s tapped into receiving and processing everything that comes our way. Where as the right side is the male side which is tapped into protection and giving. One side where things come in and the other side where things go out, so it make sense that it wouldn’t be as sensitive (at least on me).
Now that I have both it feels like another part of me is emerging, I’m looking forward to getting to know her, I have a feeling things are going to get even bigger. 😉
Skin art by Owen Lostetter of Lost Cowboy Tattoo in Santa Fe, NM