So I decided to get a tattoo of a photo instead of words since “a picture is worth a thousand words”. I’ve lived my entire life within the realm of being the good girl except for two times. Never smoked before besides secondhand smoking. Didn’t really drink until my 21st birthday. Even after that, it wasn’t until a year ago that I would “chill” with friends over drinks. Never had any sort of drugs in my system besides the ones when I needed in times of illnesses. I’ve worked hard for everything I own since young. If possible, I would rather do everything by myself because I hate relying on people, just to be disappointed in the end. Plus I’m a little OCD as to how I prefer things done. I’m the quiet, shy, conservative type of person. I’m a boring and predictable individual who likes to live within the boundaries. I just like to be stable & consist. People thinks it’s funny when I curse because it’s so unexpected out of me. My appearance is that of a young girl but yet with a matured mind beyond my age.
Someone once told me my greatest attribute is that I’m wife material. With that said, this person also mentioned that my greatest attribute was double-edged though. My greatest attribute was also my biggest flaw. I didn’t think much of it back then. But now, I see how this is one of the truest statements about me. People want me without wanting me to want them in return. I’m that “safe” girl that they would bring home to meet the family, the one they would want to come home to, the one to start a family with. But it’s these types of girls that are walked all over because he knows that she’ll always be there by his side no matter what he does.
He disapproves of me getting a tattoo. Prefers my hair naturally black than artificially colored. Wants me to dress conservatively. Why? Because going outside of that wouldn’t be wife-like. The last time I checked, you wouldn’t give me that position either way. Instead, you’re messing around with girls who have all those attributes you don’t want me to have.
I’ve lived my entire life trying my best to please the ones I love but it was never enough. I could give them the entire world, make all their dreams come true, you name it. In the end, they would still choose to walk away. So it’s time to change. It’s time to break outside of this box. Live outside of these boundaries.
What’s my meaning behind the tattoo of a dandelion & birds? In the Victorian-era Language of the Flowers, dandelions mean “wishes come true”. I’ve had setbacks in my life that prevented me from making my wishes come true but it’s not going to stop me. I just need to continue to work hard, have faith, and my wishes will come true some day. Naturally, dandelions are stubborn & persistent in survival. “Its deep taproots remind us to ground ourselves thoroughly, making it difficult to dig us out.” Sounds like me. Even when I know that I should give up, I still continue to fight to see how close I can get to making my wishes come true. No matter how much you push me away, as long as my mind is set, I’ll continue to stand my ground. Its floral meaning as a gift to a loved one will provide happiness and is a promise of total faithfulness. Both of which I want to receive and give the most.
In addition to that as stated by gypsymagicspells.blogspot.com, having “the ability to regenerate from our roots is a gift we have all experienced. The opening and closing of the flower, and its metamorphosis, lead us through our own changes as we first show ourselves off, then retreat, then return in a different form. The dozens of seeds released by each flower head represent fertility and abundance. The seeds’ journey illustrates a time of letting go, of starting something new. There is a bit of dandelion magic in all of us.” Couldn’t have been stated any better than that.
Now as far as the birds, it represents freedom. Time to spread my wings & fly away to make my wishes come true. What better way to chase dreams, right?
As far as placement goes, definitely left side. Although I don’t believe in getting names of the ones I love tattooed onto my body, the dandelion represents my wish of having you as mine. Therefore, the left side because you will always be near and dear to my heart.
I think that should cover my entire meaning behind this tattoo. =]