I recently got a tattoo done for myself right on the wrist; The tattoo is an arrow. This is of great significance because of a lot of reasons, hear me out and you might as well choose to get a tattoo yourself too.
During my time as I grew up, I have faced quite a lot of issues, that could have been averted had I paid more attention to them. If you have read the series on Faith, its divided into a couple of parts that explain in detail what I have always wanted to put forth. I’ve always kept my life as an open book to those who have wanted to willingly read it. Today that view hasn’t changed a single bit. When I wrote those set of articles I had this idea in my mind that I should get a tattoo done to mark my endeavours and keep me motivated throughout life as and when it came by.
I ended up with a perfect symbol that not only puts my past in perspective, but also puts what I set forth to achieve firmly in my mind. And that symbol was an arrow!
So after a few years of nagging my mother, she gave into the idea a couple of days back and I thought this opportunity placed in front of me is to be used while its fresh. So I dragged her down to a tattoo artist, and placed my hand in front of him and sat as I watched him load the needle into the machine.
As he set the machine on my skin, it’s undoubtably painful, and I had only one solution to counteract that pain. I set myself in deep thought about the reasons why I was getting the tattoo done in the first place.
Thirty minutes later, it was done.
The arrow looked majestic and a feeling indescribable, taking a big gasp of breath I sat there staring at it. It’s beautifully done, the arrow symbolises that, you have to first pull it back to shoot it at something you are aiming at. And much like life pulls you back, it surely shoots you towards a greater path. I am a firm believer of that. To add to it, I added a diamond in the stalk signifying that no matter the difficulty ahead of me, I’d not falter in my cause or my ambition, that no great problem was big for me to deal it straight on.
The course of events that have happened have left me in solitude and I everyday I wake up with a smile, despite everything, because of the tattoo. I see an unshakable force and an aura transmitted through that symbolic ink on my wrist that just keeps me going.
I know most of you have been through something or the other that has shaken your very soul and shifted your life towards an alternative course. If you have had such an issue, then you might have already tattooed your conquest. But if you haven’t, or you are deciding on getting one. Just do not look back. It will probably be the one thing that will change your life in a dramatic way.
For more of such posts and short updates, you can follow me on my Facebook account.