Plural. Six. All at once.
When they heal more (this was taken “the day after”), I’ll get a full shot of each one.
I’d been saying for some time that as soon as my baby-making days were over, I was going to get a small tattoo for each of my kids. I knew what I wanted, but I didn’t know where. Zombie Scott at Extreme Point did an awesome job in helping me to place them and getting them right. The color design for each symbol was already determined, but they way they went together was just amazing.
Significance Level One:
— The heart-shaped lock is for Cassidy, 15 years old in January, whom I gave up for adoption at birth to an awesome family in New York. She unlocked my heart and opened up the possibility of even being a mother to me (something that, prior to that, I was determined NOT to ever do).
— The five-pointed star with the crescent moon is for Lilith, my 12-year-old daughter, who is a Cancer (the moon) and a star-gazer.
— The hand with the spiral in the palm is for Miles, my 10-year-old son. He has such an amazing magical touch and presence that you can’t help but feel affected by it. He’s a natural energy healer.
— The flame with the spiral is for my son Joseph, now 4 years old. He’s a Sagittarius and a spit-fire, but also has that natural energy-healing ability. He loves to give back rubs, head rubs, foot rubs… anything to make you feel better.
— The nine-pointed star is for Toby, our son who was stillborn three years ago. He was a Star Child, meant to have the corporeal experience he had, and then move on. Our lives were enriched by his presence in so many ways.
— The multicolored Pi sign is for Daniel, nine and a half months old. You can see all about that here in my LiveJournal, which is the same post as the “creepy awesome” thing.
Significance Level Two:
— Each row corresponds with a specific co-breeder. Cassidy was a one-off (the R word); Lili and Miles were from my first marriage; and Joseph, Toby, and Daniel were had with my current husband Joe.
— The colors are elemental, with the bright warm colors at the points and the cool colors in the center.
— You can see how this could go on, so I’ll leave it there.
(As a complete aside, I have pink in my skin. PINK. This is completely uncharacteristic. I’m still waiting to break out in hives.)