So as I am absolutely 100% so obsessed with wanderlust livin’, that I’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo to reflect it. For quite a while really. Listening to Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd a lot, tends to do that to you.
And naturally a bird (or even lyrics to the song itself) are obvious examples of tattoo ideas that can be done:
And being a bit of a bird fan I’ve decided to go with a freebird-kinda representation too but rather follow the way of everyone else (as we know already, I don’t do that), I’ve decided to go with a design by my favourite artist Audrey Kawasaki.
I’m going to have this inside my right arm. I’m going to change it slightly so it’s just the girl in a ornate cameo frame (maybe with some of the birds outside it). What I love about it, is the beauty of the girl, the rose in her hair (as it’s my middle name & makes me think of my second mamma my Auntie Rosa) and the bird wings for freedom.
I cannot wait for it to be on this blank space of arm. I want it to be my daily reminder of the choice I’ve made for myself – to be a GoGo girl. I think it will be a reassuring symbol of my commitment to forever travel and be the free soul I’ve always felt I am.
So excited. I’m going to call the studio today. It’s another step in my plan for constant travel/life inspiration. Now I know I’ve been talking about saving (http://gohemiantravellers.com/2011/03/20/bittersweet-sensibility/) and so holding back but I’ve decided to get this finished in small stages each month. It may be annoying looking at an unfinished product but with my dedication to my saving plan, I could never afford it to be done in one sitting. I refuse to break away from the plan, people. I believe this is a win/win situation. I’ll get my tattoo and still get to see my savings total rise. Perfect.
But travel tattoos are an interesting topic. Many people have them. There are a lot of examples out there. They are wonderful symbols of your adventures-to-be or past achieved and from my research I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly.
What are your thoughts? Do you have any travel tattoos you’d like to send me? I’d love to see them.
Love Emma x