Red String of Fate tattoos.
I looked these up on Google to give you all an idea of the tattoo I have scheduled for December 20th.
The origin behind this is an old myth that you are connected to your soulmate by an invisible red thread that can never break, no matter the distance, or how tangled it gets.
I first learned about this myth about 8 years ago, and it’s always resonated with me as a powerful message. We are all connected to the world, to each other, and to strangers, via this thread. No one is truly alone, no matter how dire life may seem at the moment. And when things seem broken, or disillusioned, all you need to remember is that somewhere out there is someone on the other end of your thread, waiting with open arms.
I’m getting this tattoo on my right pinky finger, near the bas of the knuckle where my scar tissue is. This finger is affectionately called my “gimpy” finger by myself and my family, since I had reconstructive surgery on the knuckle in 10th grade after a bad fall and having it heal wrong. The tendons are healed to the bone, severely limiting the movement, and obstructing my lifting and holding capabilities.
I’ve been so stressed and depressed and not myself lately, that my mind is holding to this image of being connected to another being in order to maintain my sanity. I wanted my first tattoo to be done my a friend of mine who started doing tattoos about 4-5 years ago. I finally booked the appointment with him when I realized I was going home for Christmas. This tattoo is like a beacon of hope for me, and I felt a weight be lifted off my shoulders the moment I booked the appointment with Trav.
So for right now you only get photo’s of other people’s tattoos, but in less than a month I’ll have my own photo to display.