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Meanwhile, at the age of fifty-three, I have a flower tattooed on my ankle*.

I tried to find the "perfect" image or symbol and didn't find one that really hit the spot. Then I realized that it didn't really matter, it was the gesture that was symbolic. It represents first and foremost my delightful group of friends, whom I love, and who banded together to give me this symbol of myself in some strange way. It is freedom, and a new beginning, and "woo hoo! Look at me! I have a tattoo on my ankle."

And, guys, I know I asked you to come with me, but when push came to shove I just needed to do it and in some ways to prove to myself that I could do it on my own, so I did.

*In the great LJ tradition, I should post the photo, but it's pretty new and not healed yet.  Maybe in a week or so.  Those of you who participate in movie night will see it then.  Ms Lido will see it tomorrow :)


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May. 28th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Congratulations! Tattoos are awesome. :)
May. 28th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
May. 28th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
Congrats. I was expecting a bee, but a flower is nice too, especially for such an avid gardener.
May. 28th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
That's what I thought :)
May. 28th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
^_^ Congratulations!
May. 28th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
How cool. Still want to see the picture though!
May. 28th, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
Sounds like you did something important. And yes, it definitely needs a photo- this post appeared ahead of someone showing off pink knee socks, and the next poster modelled a corset...
May. 28th, 2009 08:56 am (UTC)
heh :) The corset will be _next_ year. btw - welcome, and thanks for the add! I've often seen you around, as I think we have a number of friends in common.
May. 28th, 2009 08:37 am (UTC)
Oh yes, we definitely want a photo when it's healed up and is looking good.

You know, I have actually toyed with the idea of a nose piercing. Perhaps, I will do it one day. 60 does sound like a suitable age. :)
May. 28th, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
When I was in Paris I saw this absolutely stunning elderly lady with white hair, impeccably dressed in black pants and a black coat, but with high top running shoes and a diamond stud in her nose. I thought "yeah! that's my kind of style"
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May. 29th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
:-) The _tattoo_ is to commemorate this year and my trip and the conference!! One major body alteration at a time, please. I confess, though, that I have from time to time toyed with the notion of a nose-stud. I think it will be a great way to celebrate turning sixty ;-)

(you should have heard what ms lido and I suggested I should do when I'm seventy... no, I think you shouldn't *grin*)
May. 28th, 2009 08:47 am (UTC)
That is very exciting! Can't wait to see the photo.
May. 28th, 2009 09:06 am (UTC)
Well, I'm hoping that you and Helen will get to see it in the flesh so to speak! I thought about getting "now, here" but couldn't think of the best way to do it, or where.
May. 28th, 2009 09:40 am (UTC)
Fingers crossed, yes! 'Now, here' would be cool too, but as you say, hard to figure out. (I always worry I'm confusing them for some reason, except for 'New Hero'!)
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