We were getting ready to go walking down Delmar and the Artist was looking in the mirror and said that he wanted a tattoo of the letter X on the right side of his chest, near his armpit. I was confused, this was oddly specific and a weird thing to want as a tattoo. And he didn’t want a fancy letter X, just 2 straight lines. I asked him why. He said that it was my spot ❤
The story of my spot….
My side of the bed is the right side, and I like to lay on my left side facing the Artist, with my head on his chest/in his armpit, while his arm wraps around me tight. I am then in perfect range of motion to receive a forehead kiss, and his hand can stroke my shoulder and arm. It is so sweet and cozy, my favourite way to fall asleep. My favourite place to be at all, really. We always have the best talks like that too. And when I get all sleepy at night, I literally CRAVE to be laying like this with him. Those minutes before falling asleep, is my favourite part of the day. So I felt very privileged that he wanted this tattoo in honour of me. There happens to be a tattoo parlour on Delmar, so we popped in to see about the pricing. One thing lead to another, and the Artist and the tattoo artist did an “artist swap”- a painting in exchange for the letter X tattoo that he wanted. And boom- it was done. It took longer to apply the stencil and disinfectant then it did to complete the tattoo, haha. It was that simple and quick.
The Artist hugely suits tattoos. A lot. He is such a big, strong guy, with a huge beard and long hair. He looks rather intimidating, actually. But inside, he is the sweetest, most sensitive, cuddle bug that I know. The contrast that I am describing is one of my favourite things about him, and the idea of even more tattoos would just further it. He has practiced a few more with a pen to test out his ideas, and they look awesome. Nothing crazy or anything, but rather symbols, interesting drawings, and even one in memory of his childhood dog that recently passed.
It was a wonderfully spontaneous, spur of the moment adventure. And I think that in life, we all need to remember to have a little spontaneous adventure once in awhile. It is good for the soul, in my opinion.