As of late I had an awakening moment, I was going through a rough time with a girl. I tend to write a lot to let my feelings settle and calm down. So I wrote a letter to myself. In that letter I gave myself affirmation, love, compassion and reminded myself that I already have everything I need to be happy. That letter felt like my mother calming me down whenever I used to react emotionally and irrational to certain situations. Since she died in 2016 I have been missing her support and super powers to always ground me and bring me back to balance. Suddenly I realised what I was doing by writing that letter, I was giving myself that motherly love and compassion to bring me back to balance. And then I thought “Hey! I need to use this as a tool, to help myself in difficult situations”. That’s when it hit me, I was not always going to carry that letter in my pocket and use it when I would need it. So how about a tattoo that I can always see to remind me of this moment? I have always wanted a tattoo, and in that moment I knew what I wanted! And then it hit me again, I see myself as Phoenix, resurrecting from the old and re-inventing myself, stronger.
Left forearm. Still not sure if in color or not. Phoenix with a tear running down its eye, hugging itself with its wings as a reminder that we all can give ourselves love and compassion. Phoenix is burning, burning the old, in with the new. In the background you see space and stars, venus and mars. Space as a reminder that I am not the center of the universe.
Birds don’t have a fixed home, they belong everywhere, they are free to choose, no boundaries. I have lived in many countries, I had many homes and I know for sure I will feel at home anywhere.
Birds can change perspective, macro in the air, micro down at earth. I enjoy observing events, things, and people from different perspectives. I am multifaceted, multifacetico.
Phoenixes die and resurrect from their predecessor, just like me, every time stronger and more resilient. Reinventing my persona and learning from previous experiences.
Phoenixes burn like the sun, uncontrollably, burning and resurrecting, almost like a never ending supply of energy. Fire and warmth enable life on earth, energy enables life, energy is life. I enjoy giving love and enabling others to be happier, to feel warmer.
Phoenixes belong in the universe, they are a part of the universe, much like the sun. I am also a part of the universe, never the centre of it.
Phoenixes carry the dead body of their predecessor to the temple of the sun and leave it there. I carry my past within me, as a part of me.
Phoenixes’ tears have healing powers. Crying heals us, just like deep emotional bonds can heal us too. I am an emotional person therefore I cry a lot. My tears also have special powers because they are real, authentic and come from within, my tears mean mindfulness and compassion with myself and others.
Fire burns inside me, I am alive. Fire burns uncontrollably, just like me, I have so much fuel and energy inside, I burn and burn and burn.
The universe in the background, as a reminder that I am not its center but rather a part of it, just like everybody else.
Thank you for taking the time to read!
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