A little rant about tattoos or something of that matter
homegurl is back! Yet with another story to tell. I was really fascinated with you talking about the lives of other people that we often don’t really think about. And in a way it’s good, cause you just can’t think of everything or take everything to heart. But just realising it every now again makes us just more aware I guess.
I also believe that people have inner lives and outer lives. Outer life is how they act, what they look like, what they do and like basically what’s on their agenda. Their inner life is where they’re at in their head. If you’re good at mindfulness, these two lives should be very similar, but I think for most people it’s not.
I always said that I would never get a tattoo, in fact I even said that to my sister yesterday. But actually, I give myself little tattoos sometimes. I think barely anyone notices, and I like it that way. It’s just for me, not for anyone else.
I had a little one this weekend at Lowlands and I can still see it. I write something down on a part of my body, usually my arm, and every time I look at it I’m reminded of what it says.
It’s a comfort thing. Nothing bad and nothing extreme, just a little something that keeps me going, something I need at that moment. It’s good, I like what words can do.
For me it sometimes helps me to keep my outer life and inner life in balance. Keep the two straight and also allow me to move forward. Sometimes you just need that little push, reminder or comforting thing. And when it’s right there on your body, it cannot escape.
So yeah, I wonder if other people do that as well? Something to keep their inner life and outer life in line. Something to keep clarity. Maybe they do it in the form of a necklace or something else. I’m just very curious. Everyone might be carrying something around that means a lot to them, even if it’s just temporary, like my little tattoos. And to me it might be nothing, but to someone else, it might just brighten or save their day.
So yeah this is a little rant about all the thoughts going on in my head right now. I’m wondering what you think about it, and also curious about all the things you’re doing before your big trip!