I want a bow and arrow someday with a butterfly or a few to go with.
The bow and arrow, I want it very antique looking, with all the details to go with. Representing my sign and my favorite goddess (Artemis) but symbolically representing my achievements in life - overcoming all the different forms of abuse for as long as I can remember and learning to leave the toxic family that caused it all, learning to lead a healthy life, form healthy relationships, and complete school - all the things just a few years back seemed impossible but are falling into place now. When I first discovered astrology from a "psychic" neighbor, she described the Sagittarius' bow and arrow as a symbol for setting an aim and keeping their eye on it, focusing on nothing but that target. And when I finally complete my major life goals, I will be getting my tattoo as a reminder! The butterfly... more of a clique, but to represent the transformation... from a fat worm that is dirt bound, blending in with the plants it is surrounded by to a colorful, feather light elegant creature that can FLY.
Took me a long time but I have finally decided on where I want it, too: on the outside of my left tight. I've always had big tights and grew up hating them but I love my legs now! It will be higher towards my hip like where a gun would sit if I were wearing a holster so unless I were wearing a bathing suit or was naked, not a lot of people will get to see it, which is fine, I prefer it that way. My tattoo is for ME. Took me over three years to decide what and where and why. And it might take me over five years to get it. Because it won't mean much if I get it now.
When I was younger, there were so many beautiful tattoos to think of! If I was feeling a little dark, I'd find sexier tattoos, if I was feeling cheerful, so many flowery tattoos! Birds, butterflies, flowers, animals!!! So many beautiful pictures!!!!! And for a moment they meant something. Maybe I was going through a phase, or feeling strongly about something for about a week. Maybe the mood was too strong. But it always passed and I wondered if those tattoos would mean something later. Part of it was also wanting the world to view me different. But it wasn't like makeup or clothes, easily changed with moods and phases. I was aware I was continuously changing... Deciding to mark my body had come from within, not from outside. And it had to be for me, not a message to the rest of the world. There was a time when I wanted a tattoo of my horoscope sign, but not for the same reasons I have today (have had for years now). No, back then it was just because it would seem cool and to let a symbol tell the world who I was.