Thursday, 3 September 2015

Being 30 and Getting a Tattoo

"One day, you'll wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now." Paulo Coelho

I turned 30 this year and I decided that this would be the year that I stop procrastinating and putting things off. Since becoming a mum I have become ferociously aware that time is fragile. I wanted to make my 30th year the year that that things change, the year that I learn to be fearless and start doing those little things I've put off because of anxiety or fear. 

So, a few months ago I got my first tattoo! 

Being tattooed is something I've wanted for so long and I'm shocked that I've waited until my 30th year to start my inky journey. In a way, I'm kinda glad for the wait though because it means I'm not going to regret impulse decisions. I stumbled upon the most amazing artist earlier this year and I knew instantly that I wanted her to tattoo me. I was thrilled when she worked from a photograph of Elsie to draw up a perfect little portrait that I'll get to keep on my leg forever. It's just my kind of thing, I love it! 

The process of being tattooed didn't hurt half as much as I thought. And once it had healed it wasn't long I went back for my second one, a little nod towards Miss E and her love of bunnies! 

I really, really love them both so much and I can't wait to have my next one! 

So, what's next for my year of change? Learning to drive, travelling.... argh, so much I want to do! 


  1. When I hit 30 I had my belly button pierced. Congratulations on the tattoo and good luck with the driving.

  2. The tattoo looks beautiful. I will love to do something similar when am 30.

  3. Love it! I died my hair bright pink and am looking to get a big tattoo on my thigh (have a few small ones). Have had a second youth since turning 30. Do things I want to do and avoid stuff I don't. Loving it :)

  4. Ah so exciting! I love it so much, it's really beautiful work :)

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  5. Right with you. Because, I got my first tattoo just a few weeks ago too! It's an elephant on my leg (inspired from my time in Thailand) and like you I don't quite know why I waited so long either. Gosh, I feel like we are both going through 'something' pretty big, spectacular and wild atm. Lets do this together, because you know I have every faith in you x x x