Be Free

Well it's safe to say I am the most indecisive person on the planet. The fabulous Aubrey spruced up my header for me...again. This is the exact look that I was going for...it's the one, people! I made it my phone background and everything ;)


I've always loved tattoos. They're a special form of art. A way to express oneself. They tell stories. Stir up memories. I just love asking people the meaning behind their tattoos,  and watching the sparkle in their eyes as they are reminded of why they got the tattoo in the first place. I have 2 tattoos, one on each side. My first tattoo was well thought out; I planned it out for over a year. It's much bigger than the tattoo that I'm going to share with y'all today. Maybe I'll do a post on my other tattoo in the future.

I got this tattoo the day before Thanksgiving 2012. I was getting dinner & drinks with 2 of my girlfriends. We didn't plan on getting tattoos. But after dinner we decided that we all wanted to go get them together...and we did just that, spur of the moment tattoos. We each got a different type of feather, on a different spot on our bodies. They each mean something different to us, but also remind us of our friendship. No matter where we are in life, in a sense, we're always together.

I love this tattoo, because of what it represents to me. It reminds me of where I was in life when I got it...what I was going through and how I kept fighting to come out on top. It reminds me to not be afraid of living life. It reminds me to take risks. It reminds me to break away from the norm and go after what my heart wants. It reminds me to never conform. To never settle. To never stop dreaming. It reminds me that I am free!



  1. Beautiful! I'm too afraid of the pain to get a tattoo :)

  2. lovely tattoo. i love hearing the stories behind them, and i love getting to tell the reasons behind mine. i have three now and want a few more.

  3. Ooooh so beautiful! The tattoo, you, and your new blog design- Aubrey is one talented lady! Also you're totally making me want to go get another tattoo - just waiting for the right moment I suppose! Happy New Year you lovely little thing ;)

  4. How fun you got them all together! Hope you have a great 2013!

  5. You're so brave - I'm way too much of a chicken to get a tattoo!

  6. That is so pretty. I also want a feather but not like that. I would love to see your friends feathers too. It would be cool to hear what they have to say about it.

    Thanks for sharing,

  7. What a beautiful tattoo! I also love that look peoples eyes when they tell you about their ink.

  8. I love this Jessica! It's gorgeous! I am also a lover of tattoos. They may seem "silly" to others, but they always have a special meaning to you and that is why they're so cool! I have 4 very small ones and I can't wait to get more. I LOVE the placements of yours!!! But you totally have the body to make it work :P Gorgeous girl!!

  9. I just love your new header! So perfect for you, as is your new tattoo!

  10. i love it! you are so cute and tiny jessica!and I love the header!!

  11. I also love hearing people's tattoo stories and seeing all the different kinds. It takes so much talent to be a great tattoo artist! I also love your feather. I'm planning on a peacock feather on my foot sooner or later.

  12. I love it! I have two and I've been itching for another lately.


  13. You're braver than I am to get it on your side! I have a small one on my hip bone and almost threw up from the pain. I am planning my next one though! :) It's a quote from my grandfather who passed away 12 years ago.

    P.S. I've been redesigning my blog too, and it's been fun to click on your blog every day and see that it looks a little different. Mine's been going through the same growing pains haha!

  14. oh HEY ya.
    A. Love it
    B. Love the message.
    C. Love that it was spontaneous, major part b/c of what you had been learning.
    D. Love that I know what you have been learning... BFF status.
    E. LOVE YOU!

  15. What a coincidence...I posted about a tattoo I'm getting TONIGHT on my blog today! I'll post a photo there tomorrow!

  16. I love this post! I've been planning my next tattoo for four months now. I think I've got what I want, but just haven't done it yet. Soon...very soon... :)

  17. What a gorgeous tattoo! I'm a wimp so I could never do it but it looks great on you!

  18. You are free and full of life, my sis! Your new tattoo is gorgeous. I'm surprised you didn't link back to your old post of your first tattoo, but then I realized that you probably want to rephotograph it with your brand-new super-de-duper Nikon! :)

  19. What a great friendship tattoo that also holds individual meaning. I love the feather and the placement, I am a tattoo junkie... I am itching to get my next... just need to save up some moola for it :)


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