Friday, October 2, 2009

Day 2, my tattoo

Get It Down; 31 for 21


While in Georgia I got another tattoo, yes another I have 4 now. I knew that I wanted a tattoo that somehow incorporated Down syndrome since it is such a big part of my life now. So, I found a picture of a Ds awareness ribbon surrounded by butterfly wings. Why the butterfly you ask? A long time ago I ran across a poem, here it is.....


Each person is like a butterfly in the wind.
Some can fly higher than others;
But each one flies the best it can.
Why compare one against the other?
Each one is different.
Each one is special.
Each one is beautiful


This is from the Down syndrome Washington home page! They use the butterfly as their mascot, here is their comparison of individuals with Ds and butterflies....


Butterflies are fragile, delicate, beautiful - so too there is a vulnerability and a true beauty that is touching in people with Down syndrome.


Butterflies have very individual colours and designs - so too the colourful personalities of individuals with Down syndrome are infinite.


The metamorphosis of the caterpillar which emerges from its cocoon transformed into a magnificent butterfly is stunning and symbolises the potential that is in all people with Down syndrome.


The image of a butterfly in flight is also one which sits very comfortably with the vision that we have for all people with Down syndrome. Our vision is for people with Down syndrome to have the freedom to take flight, to live a life of their choice, to follow their dreams.


Anyhow, I really liked all of that, and so here is my tattoo. Sorry for the really crappy picture. It is much harder to take a picture of your right wrist than one would think : )


15 comments:

Krissy said...

I love the tattoo!

Laurie said...

oh, i love that! i have been waiting for an idea to really hit me. i wanted to do something that represented each of my kids...still looking. but I LOVE the butterfly analogy!!

Michelle said...

oooooooh I LOVE it! I'm so jealous!! :)

TUC said...

Love it. I haven't gotten a new tattoo in years... Guess I'm not as brave as I used to be!

Ssejors said...

Aww Kacey! That's Awesome! I am planning to have a tattoo of the DS ribbon as well but I just love the way you incorporated it with the butterfly! Love it!

Aunt Tami said...

I love the tat!!! Too cool and beautiful....you are much braver than I!!! Anyhow its awesome!! Love ya!

Molly said...

gorgeous! i want a tattoo so badly

RK said...

Well aren't you just too cool! :o) Nice!

Leah said...

That is an AWESOME tattoo! I've been planning my second for quite some time now. I want to incorporate all my kids, plus Down syndrome into one tattoo. I think I have it figured out. Now i just need to come up with the money AND someone who I want to do it!

Debbie said...

LOVE the tat! And the pics of Ella are so cute!!!!

Where in GA? We live in Albany....would love to meet you as a fellow blogger and DS mom!!!

Jennie said...

Kacey, that's a beautiful tattoo! And I love the butterfly word pictures.

Stephanie said...

Great tatt! I've always wanted one but couldn't find anything that I'd want to look at forever!

Ruby's Mom said...

Very cool!

Bethany said...

Oh, I love it!

Marianne said...

I love this tattoo! Wonderful job!