It is the Chinese character for love (pronounced "I" or "AI"). It is two months old, and there are days I am still panicked by the thought that I can never wash this off!! It is on my left wrist and the character points outward, meaning, it is meant to be read by others. It is a permanent dakband of sorts. It reminds me to use my hands for love and service. It reminds me to reach out to others with love. It reminds me of the power of my hands.
Despite my anti-tattoo leanings (the story behind the tattoo is long and personal) I am content with my decision and once I catch my breath after my moments of panic, I even think it's cool, although not as cool (or brave) as BE GENTLE, AND KIND.
Day 7 of 31