Floral Tattoos...

I'm not sure how I feel about tattoos. On the one hand I totally appreciate them as an art form and on the other I worry about what a fright they will look when one's skin crinkles like a stretched carrier bag. And yet what an opportunity for self-expression... for saying this is who I am, this is what I'm about, this is what I love. What an opportunity for deeply acknowledging something to yourself... a message, or declaration of your authenticity to your soul. And the rest of the world at large. pepperink2

I don't think I dare. Though sometimes I think about having "you are enough" tattooed in tiny script on my wrist just as a reminder to myself. And then I think that I would spend so much time explaining it to curious onlookers that it would no longer be mine and it's meaning would be diluted by the ineffectual way I would end up justifying it...

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But I wouldn't have to justify one of these lovely temporary tattoos from PepperInk now would I? Though I think my cleavage may just be a little too buxom for a Victorian posy,  nothing would say Vintage girl, quite like it would it? You see I rather like the idea of skin as a blank canvas for the kind of pretty florals I adore...

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And better than that I like the idea of the same florals fading away over a few days. Becoming distressed, almost sandpapered into my skin until they disappear altogether...

Lovely. Just plain old lovely.