My New Awareness Tattoo

I’m not really a remember the date kinda of girl. What I do know is that its 3 years in March since I was officially diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

So today I sat in the tattoo shop reflecting on the pain to come, and I remember what a bumpy journey I’ve had to date and the pain that I have felt with the disease.

I hadn’t planned to have my awareness tattoo around the time I was diagnosed, it has just happened that way.

I had a heartbeat and ribbon tattooed into my flesh as a reminder, not that I need one.

A reminder that Crohns has it’s ups and downs, its not just linear, and also that even though it’s lifelong, I’m alive and that’s amazing.

And even with such a crappy disease I have so much more to give and more I want from life.

Yes it’s a rollercoaster and tough at times, but there is still happiness to be had.

My fellow warriors hold on to happiness wherever you find it, and when life gets tough please hold on and keep going.

We got this.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. patuttie says:

    Planning my tattoo as well. May try to get it once surgery is done. Yours is very nice. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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    1. Thank you. Been wanting it for a while and I really like it too

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  2. Invisibly Me says:

    I LOVE it! I’ve often thought of a tattoo, a mark of time passed with illness and survival. Mine was going to be across my wrist like yours but it was text and the tattoo guy said “it’ll look like a scribble, love. Want it bigger, maybe down your forearm?” No thanks. Will have to rethink the design! Yours is perfect. And I love this – “I have so much more to give and more I want from life.” Amen to that!
    Caz xx

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment. I originally saw a design I thought I was going to get then saw this, and fell in love with it. When you find your new design I’m sure it will be perfect. πŸ™‚

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