So in a previous blog post, I mentioned how I asked my transplant team if I could get a tattoo.
I understood why they told me no but I was disappointed. Yet as usual, I find my own creative ways around disappointments.
Earlier this week I found a yoga studio about 3 miles from my house who has an artist who does tattoos with henna.
It will be a few days before it properly darkens, but I wanted to show the design after the henna ink had dried (second picture) & after I peeled it away (first picture).
This would be the tat I would get permanently if I could. It’s a lily with a gemini symbol in the center. It’s symbolic to me for many reasons.
I had a great time with the artist & getting this done. She was around my age & we had a great conversation. It was a nice birthday treat for myself.
It will last about a week or two then fade away. But the memory will stay forever. I’m glad it worked out for me to get it done this week.
I’ll probably come back around the holiday weekend or shortly after to update this post to show how it settles in & sets.
Maybe I’ll make a tradition to get some art done the week of my birthday & the week of my lung birthday for sure.
We’ll see…. but I was so happy I was able to see this design come to life today.
Thank you Jessica for your work of art.
Update 5/31: Here’s how it changed over the holiday weekend to today (Saturday to Tuesday). I think this is the very fun & interesting part of henna.