April 23, 2016
Henna: Ink that I Don’t Regret Having
I’ve always wanted to get a tattoo. Not because it’s a badass thing to do or that I want something “cool” on my skin. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of using tattoo as an art form to tell meaningful stories or to remind us of something that we keep close to our mind and heart.
I wasn’t ready to use my body as a canvas yet as I’m still waiting for that special moment that gives me enough purpose and meaning, but I did want to get a sense of what it meant to be inked.
The next closest alternative was getting a henna tattoo. Although not as detailed and professional as a real tattoo, it was temporary and it would satisfy my curiosity. I’ve never really had ink on my skin, unless you count the times where my friends use sharpie to draw on me after I pass out or when I need to remember something, but there was no paper around.
Getting a henna tattoo was super easy – the henna ink came in small tubes that anyone could buy, but I had opt-in to just get the tattoo artist to draw directly on my skin.
It didn’t hurt, it was quick, and as fast as it was applied, it was gone within a week.
Regardless though, I think I would be open to getting a tattoo one day – I’m not sure when that is, but one day.
p.s. I don’t think my parents would be very happy about it.
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