I'm turning 18 in a month and I've been mulling over some potential tattoos, though if I don't ABSOLUTELY think it will have meaning for me for the rest of my life I don't want to get it. Here's what I've come up with:
-A heart on my love handles along with some body-positive text (I'm recovering from an ED, and though I hope it won't be totally relevant to the rest of my life, I do want to be able to look at those curves and remember to love them)
-The word "curvy" or "beautiful" or "beautiful girl/woman" in my own handwriting so that I remembered my descision at 17 to love myself in spite of my imperfections
-something curvy-positive: voluptuous, sensuous, curvy, etc, any good word ideas?
-Something anti-ED. the best ED tattoo I ever saw was a scale being smashed to bits by a hammer with the latin words for "Thus always to tyrants." I think that's too intense for me but I do want something body positive as long as it's going on my body.
-The word "strength" in some cool script/language/whatever so that I can remember always to have it in any situation no matter what.
Opinions? Ideas, images?
Just throwing it out there, but things you feel really strongly toward when yer 17 you may not feel in about 6 months. If you want something that makes you feel strong why not something that encompasses yer entire being, not just the part that got over an Eating Disorder. Why not something that moves yer mind, body and spirit, something you live for, or even what yer actual perception of beauty is, or something that tantilizes like:
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
"Beauty must be defined as what we are, or else the concept itself is our enemy"
Or you could totally skew it and have a rat tattoed on you and tell everyone even though its a rancid, vile ugly creature its beautiful in its own ways and without it we wouldn't have the larger creatures that others seem to find so beguiling.
Or if you did want something pertaining to ED why not like an hourglass. Yer recovery took time and patience which you endured and it gives you the happy curves that you now enjoy?
Just a thought.