For the past month, I’ve been caught up with the wedding and living that I didn’t realize I crossed off another item from my bucket list (well, three, but more on that in the parenthetical aside at the end of this post).
One thing I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time is get tattooed. A very generous friend of mine paid for my first tattoo as a wedding present.
The day of, I was super nervous, but everything went so well. The artist, Donny Manco, was fantastic! We kicked around two ideas and settled on the one I’ve had in my head for the longest amount of time—a dove leaving a trail of fire.
The artist at work, making a stencil
The tattoo hurt way less than anticipated…except for the last half hour or so. The result was so worth it!
The finished product!
After healing and on my wedding day
I’m so happy with my tattoo and am looking forward to many more!
(Incidentally, during the process of the wedding and my honeymoon, I checked off two more bucket list goals—getting married and seeing a Broadway play.)
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, this is the second article on the theme of bucket lists. I found my list a little overwhelming, so I broke it up into age categories to make it a little more manageable (at least in my mind!). Here are a list of things I would love to do before I hit certain ages.
Hot Air Balloon (Photo credit: Eric Lim Photography)
Act in an off-Broadway play
Build my own study/studio (I love books and art and wide open spaces. For more of an idea of what I mean, check out the Pinterest photo album I’ve dedicated to this dream.)
Get my first tattoo
Get my motorcycle license
Get tattooed with my mom (We’ve had a sort of pact that we’d both get tattooed on her 50th birthday, which is fast approaching. I guess I should think up a design…)
Go rock climbing
Go skinny dipping
Have a picnic in Central park (basket, wine, the works!)
Have coffee (or hot chocolate) with Don Miller (I know the saying goes, “Never meet your heroes.” I’m willing to take the hit on this one.)
Learn to play guitar proficiently (I define this as being able to read the music and pick up the tune easily. I’ve started taking guitar classes, so I’m on my way!)
Learn to use a sewing machine
Make Cheetara costume (as you’ll see in tomorrow’s post, I’ve dressed up for conventions a few times. I want to go with a few people to a convention as the Thundercats at some point.)