What's going on everyone? First and foremost I would like to thank God above for allowing me to open my eyes yet again today, for giving me the opportunity to continue on this journey we all call life.
It is a glorious and beautiful day here in my city of New York and I intend to enjoy it, as I hope you will.
Now on to business... This morning I woke up in a very unusual mood, I woke up with a smile, and I sincerely felt happy. You'd think I woke up next to a beautiful woman, in a master bed room facing the ocean and several bank accounts with endless zeroes. This however wasn't the case, I woke up alone (and that I know of I am still single), still in my room in my mothers house and I'm still broke like you wouldn't believe. So why was I so Happy? I have NO idea, but I did the same thing I usually do when I'm in that mood (which is at most twice a year) I didn't question it, I saw mommy and said: "good morning mom" as she walked out the door, I continued to smile as I walked to the bathroom and took care of whatever it is people do in the bathroom lol, and I enjoyed the feeling....
Now of course these moments are short lived and due to a few things that ensued the feeling has went out the window, but that's okay, all I hope is that it reaches someone else and fills them with the same good mood it hit me with (Pause) Now I'm back to my usual mood, I'm not Happy but I am far from sad, Enjoying my music and speaking to ya via the words I type on my keyboard. Either way I felt that this should all be documented, so that next time I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, I have a written visual aid as to what it felt like to be happy. Also I felt this was a PERFECT time to explain my last tattoo to you, because it just so Happens that all that I have felt today is what the tattoo represents!
As you can see from the Picture above, It is a single stem and rose intertwined with flames.
Now before you 'gasp' and assume anything allow me to explain. I came up with the idea for this design about 4-5 years ago.
It represents Life and Death
Rose: The rose being a life form in its self represents life, it both breaths and creates oxygen so that other things like us humans can live... often given as gifts to show some form of love.
Flames: The flames represent the inevitable; that being death, the end of all things....
I intertwined the two to create a tangible image of Life and Death without having to use/tattoo any words. Another element to the Tattoo are the Rose pedalS, the stem, and the thorns. All of which represent other aspects of life.
The Stem: to me the stem represents the road we take. The decisions we make each day and live with for the rest of our lives.
The Thorns: the thorns represent the obstacles, trials and tribulations that we go through on that road each day. The struggle we endure to fight and live to see another day...
The Pedals: To me, The Pedals actually represent the days. Some days are longer than other, some are more stressful, some happy, some sad, some indifferent. And so that's why all the pedals are uneven and imperfect.
When completed and colored in, the tattoo will be black and grey, because that is the style that I love, plus color wouldn't show as well on me. However, one of the Pedals (just one) will be red amongst all the black ones... do you want to know why? Because that one red pedal will represent the one day like today, the beautiful, bright sunny sky'd Sunday when I wake up in a great mood, and I am happy for no reason. No matter how short lived, or how brief that feeling and mood is here, there's always that ONE day!
Thank You for spending your time with me and embarking on this emotional rollercoaster lol. Hope you enjoy your Sunday as I intend to enjoy mine.
Stay up! and Stay tuned!