Thank You, Rowan!
With our last session coming up tomorrow I want to say thank you for my BEAUTIFUL tattoo and an experience that has been a huge part of one of the most transformative years of my life.
The decision to finally get it was not an easy one to make. I struggled with doubts about whether I was worth the time and money I would invest, the design idea itself because it was my own concept and it had no outside validation or approval, the validity of what the tattoo stood for: my story, my experiences and their effect on me, and my ability to handle the physical experience. I was convinced that if I wasn't laughed out of the shop because I asked for too much or the concept wasn't good enough then I was going to end up being one of those funny stories people tell about the person that said they could handle it and then passed out or quit after five minutes.
Going to my first session was like standing at the edge of a pool that I thought would be ice cold and diving in to find it was the perfect temperature. I learned so much about myself that I never would have known if I didn't take the plunge. You did amazing work and you gave me a permanent symbol of who I am and what I am capable of. I am so grateful that I get to carry this beautiful piece of art with me to remind me never to underestimate myself or sell myself short. When I look at my tattoo I remember that I had the courage to own my story and the strength to sit for six hours when I thought I would be lucky to make it through one. I remember everything I have overcome and I remember that I am enough just as I am.
You gave me so much more than a beautiful tattoo and I'm sure I'll be back.