Tag: memento mori

Notes to self, on self

It’s been an odd few years. Nothing is as it was expected to be, nor is anything as it seems.

I’m not the kind of person I think of as being tattooed. I never dreamed I’d have visible modifications of any form made to myself. Yet, in the past three years, twelve very visible tattoos have appeared on my arms. Three more are planned. Once these three are in place, I think I’m done.

Daily, someone asks me what the tattoos mean. When I’m in a bad mood, I point out that they’re words and recommend an investment in a dictionary for a deep understanding. The real answer to that question, however, is that they’re simply reminders for me. Reminders of who I need to try to be, reminders of things that I’ve done wrong, reminders of who I wish I was, reminders of things that didn’t happen, reminders of things that did happen, and reminders that there is always a tomorrow.

  • Discipline
  • Willpower
  • Aequitas
  • Veritas
  • Destiny
  • Nevermore
  • Dolorem Ipsum
  • Forevermore
  • Fortuna
  • Thanatos
  • Perception
  • Reality
  • (As Above – So Below) – coming soon
  • Memento Mori
  • Sui Generis

No pretty tattoos, and no tattoos bragging about accomplishments. Simply, notes to myself – on myself, as to who I want to be and why I am who I am.