Writing Challenge Day 7: What tattoos you have and if they have meaning

I have 2 tattoos.  I had them done in the downtown of my college town at the age of 24, several months apart.

The first one, a Christian Fish on my lower back, was a very simple design I had found on the internet.  It symbolized my dedication to my faith. It was simple, bold, and I could show it off without much trouble.  And it hurt a lot.  My husband raises an eyebrow to it every so often (….), but I did it for me and only me.

My second tattoo happened on a whim.  With my move to the east coast imminent, I felt the need to do something crazy before leaving my home state.  And so, I got a biohazard symbol tattooed on my left hip joint.  It’s small, about the size of a quarter, and it’s swirled with blue and green pigment.  I received a medical degree from the college I attended and was knee deep in a medical career at the time I got it.  It just seemed fitting.  I have no plans to ever touch it up – I’ll let the sun, age, and time do it’s thing.  I still love it.  It reminds me to be crazy once in awhile.

Well, more crazy than my normal level of crazy.

The ink sums me up well: I am a biohazardous follower of Jesus and am labeled as such.