Thursday, December 13, 2012

Adoptee Ink

By Jaesun

What do you think about tattooes and tattooed people ?
Do you have your own tattooes ?

What you see belov are pictures of my tattooes , and those deserves their very own entry and I thought now would be a suitable time to tell you the story of how they came to be...

The first picture is a picture of the Chinese sign for love with the adoption symbol belov it, it does look uncannilly like the Star of David but instead of a triangle it's a heartshape. It represents the bond between the adoptive mum and the adoptee. I got both of those tattooes to honor my mum and dad.

The other tattoo that you see is the large back tatto that would be the most recent tattoo that I have. That one I did prior to my first reunion trip to my birth country; each flower represents one of the children in my birth family, the two brances represents my birth parents and the heart at the bottom represents the family love.

The last tattoo is still my favorite tattoo so far, even though it's lost much of it's initial meaning. But I don't regret having had it done if nothing else it still represents my first family because ties like that cannot be undone. I've been thinking for a while that I might like to get yet another tattoo to signify the new direction my life has taken. But I'm not sure of what I'd like maybe something that stands for rebirth, strength and new beginnings ...