Tattoo…you?

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.

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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.

Cheers!

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