I am so excited to introduce you all to an amazing woman, fantastic blogger, and one hell of a funny craftinista chica: KATELYN! I still remember the day this lovely lady randomly sent me a friend request on Facebook and I am so glad she did because I love reading her posts, SHE CRACKS ME UP! And she has a heart of gold, you really should stop by her wonderful blog and pay her a visit. And guess what? She recently announced that she is pregnant, I swear its in the freaking drinking water!!!! Bloggers are getting knocked up left, right, and center! But seriously stop by and congratulate her
1) How Many tattoos do you have and what are they of? I have three tattoos so far. My first was on my hip of a song lyric personal to me written in greek. The second is two stars and a bible verse on my foot. The third that I just recently got is a matryoshka doll on my rib cage which is still unfinished. I got it right before I got pregnant so now, since I am 4 weeks pregnant I will have to wait a bit to get it finished.
3) Did you enjoy the process? I don’t mind it, but I don’t enjoy it. With the foot, it was nothing. With the hip, I got a little queasy, having to stop in the middle of the 10 minute tattoo to eat something so I wouldn’t throw up on the guy. ALWAYS eat beforehand. I learned that one the hard way my first time around. For the one on my rib, oh hell no. I didn’t enjoy that one AT ALL. hah That one is a beast. I turned into super sailor, cussing a ton, when I hardly ever do in general. I love it though and it is totally worth it. I hit my breaking point that night however so I will have to go back for the rest of the color.
4) Why did you get your tattoos? What stories do they tell, what do they represent to you? The one on my hip is representative of my husband. The verse I picked for my foot is, “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.”
I think far too often we just complain more than uplift. It’s a constant reminder to me to always look for the positive in life. There is ALWAYS positive.
My matryoshka doll is representative of little Leena. When I first laid eyes on her after giving birth my first thought was, “My little babooshka.” The nesting doll represents family and protection of that. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for them and they remind me of Leena so so much. The ears were added to capture Leena’s love for animals, particularly bunnies and the lollipop represents her innocence. It was drawn by the lovely Kim-Ahn Nyugen. (http://kimanhnguyenart.
5) Do you want to get more I have at least 2 more tattoos I want to get. It is true what they say about tattoos being addictive! I have learned to take more time to think about actual design of each tattoo. I wish I would have put a bit more thought into my first two tattoos, just to suit the design of them more towards my taste but I don’t regret getting them at all.