Tattoo! No way!!! That’s my take on being inked. Why go through the pain to make a statement.  #November30.

365 Days of Writing Prompts

 Do you have a tattoo? If so, what’s the story behind your ink? If you don’t have a tattoo, what might you consider getting emblazoned on you skin?

To have a “Tattoo” is to make (an indelible design) on a part of the body by inserting pigment into punctures in the skin.

Tattooing is not a common practice in my society. I only have a couple of friends, who have tattoos on their body. From what I understand as an onlooker, it defines their personality.  The religious one had a cross,  the rowdy one had a lion while the music lover had a guitar inked  on them. I love making Mehndi and temporary tattoos on hand and legs. The designs are usually either floral or abstract ones, the cheerful kinds.


But the idea of permanent tattoos have never crossed my mind. So to answer the question what I might consider getting emblazoned on my skin is tricky as I would never consider to sit under the needle. Anyways if we leave aside my skeptical approach about inking and imagine that I want a tattoo on myself,  what would I prefer? Hmm… I would like to have a semi colon inked as my support to everyone fighting depression. I believe that world is a bright place to live and even if your day to day life doesn’t seem cheery, move on at a steady pace, life will surely get better, if not best. The most positive thing about depression is when you are in a valley, you can’t go further down, it’s always uphill from there. We all battle our sorrows to reach joy. A semi colon is used when an author could have used to end the sentence but chose not to. Few years back, I had read how people are supporting each other by using this powerful punctuation mark. My tattoo will be a symbol to define courage,  to keep going on and never give up.



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