I got my first tattoo about four years ago after years of drawing on myself. Joel would also draw on me as I found it eased my anxiety. Especially when I had those repetitive questions but was too anxious to remember the answers it was helpful to have them spelled out and tactile. I even recently found this shop on Etsy where the woman creates self care tattoos with kind words on them. I have even used this technique with Sophie at times. One day it occurred to me that if I liked drawing on myself so much then tattoos were probably a good idea.
My first five tattoos form my medicine wheel. I will blog about those later, but today I wanted to share my recent tattoo. It is inspired by a piece of cave art from Chauvet from about 33,000 BCE. Into the cracks of the walls I have Joel's words from one of my anxious days U R OK. I wanted to keep these, I like the play on words of "you are ok", "You rock" and "Ur rock". I like that I will forever have his words on me.