Admirable People . . . and Some Ink

Yesterday I was able to attend my writers’ group meeting for the first time since March. It was wonderful. I rushed out of the house, running late, and forgot to take the pain pill that was almost due, or to tuck one in my pocket. So about half an hour in I started having trouble concentrating, trouble sitting still, trouble even following the thread of the conversation sometimes, but it was still wonderful. These are a group of talented, brilliant, compassionate women who celebrate each other’s successes and support each other through the dark times. There was laughter, there were tears, there were hugs, and there were concrete suggestions for problem-solving. These passionately creative women, all of whom are torn between multiple demands on their time on a daily basis, truly shared each other’s joy and pain. Which is why I decided (after a double dose of pain meds) to show my dedication to the group by, um, getting some ink. I texted our chapter president from the tattoo parlor to make sure I had our motto right, and I chose white ink since it shows up nicely with my olive complexion. Some of our thinner members may not have the surface area available to do this as a tramp stamp, but I had plenty to spare.

OK, I didn’t really get a tattoo.  But if I did, it would be white ink, and this might just be what it would say . . . and where.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. ~ Philippians 4:8

I’m betting this will be the only link on Dianna’s Saints and Scripture Sunday with a tattoo reference, but you should probably drop by just to make sure.

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8 thoughts on “Admirable People . . . and Some Ink”

  1. Well I bought this hook, line, and sinker. The medical person in me is saying, “what, she shouldn’t do that so soon after surgery and expose herself to infection!” But … you WOULD wear it well!!!

    I absolutely love the scripture verse.

  2. I like the idea behind the tattoo, it should always be meaningful.
    If you do get that tattoo, watch out it’s addicting. You don’t meet too many people with only one. I’m looking for what I should get for #4.

  3. Oh girl….I was laughing in my head and gently scrolling down and then seeing the tatoo, I scrolled back up just to make sure I read this correctly and was laughing out loud. You had me good. I was almost sad it was not for real. I have been thinking about a sea turtle on the lower hip….

  4. I seriously almost fell over …. and then laughed so hard …..

    I love you, and you DO have the distinction of being the ONLY participant ever on Saints and Scripture Sunday who has written about tattoos.

    I’m off to think about things that are pure, noble and trustworthy 😉

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