I got my second tattoo on Saturday. This tattoo is meant to symbolize faith, hope and love. I chose this design because sometimes I do waiver in my faith, and sometimes I am distrustful of love, and sometimes I even lose hope. However, somewhere deep inside of me I know that these three things remain with me always.
I have to say that in the months leading up to this decision, I gave a lot of thought not to the design, not the location, but rather the message. I had to examine my faith and make sure that this was something I believe at all times in my life. I must say that I am incredibly happy with my decision and the timing was perfect. I have never felt more blessed by people and opportunity in my life and it’s very easy to stay strong during the happy times. But that’s exactly what I needed to go through with this; happy times. In the bad times, it will still be there to remind me what being blessed feels like. In other happy times, it will still be there to remind me that life is a cycle of ups and downs.
There is one thing I didn’t think about during this process. I was showing it off and from a distance somebody asked me if it was an anchor. At first I was like “Uh… no”. But it didn’t take long for me to realize what he must have been seeing. And it made me think, did I do this subconsciously? The answer is probably no, but it gives me a new way to look at it. I am anchored in my belief that faith, hope and love will prevail.
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.