I've wanted something for a long time that represents all of my kids in a very visible way. I considered having this done in Ukraine while we were there adopting our boys... But ya know the language barrier and unsure sanitary practices made me decide to wait.
I finally got up the nerve to get it today! I want to add part of the verse from Isaiah 43:1 that I quoted on my FB page the day we got to take the boys out of the orphanage forever. "...I have called you by name, you are mine.". I want to write it in Ukrainian "...Я покликав ім'я твоє, Мій ти!" but working with fonts in Cyrillic on an English based computer program is proving challenging!
|These are my kids' actual handprints shrunk down to fit on my wrist. |
Oh and for the record, getting a tattoo does really hurt. I have a fairly high pain tolerance so I just talked to the tattoo artist and my brother (who came along for moral support) most of the time. I did NOT watch at all because I HATE needles ( I will pass out in the floor), so I never looked at the needle. This took about 45 minutes of tiny stabbing needle pain, but I've been in far worse pain many times before so I'd rate it on a pain scale of 1-10 at about a 4. It was painfully annoying, but definitely worth it!