I had admittedly wanted some body ink since I was in my teens, but knew better than to pull the trigger before I found something I was passionate enough about to display on my skin for the rest of my life. The time had finally come and I knew in my bones that I would not regret this small homage to my love of our globe and world travel. So I put thoughts into action and sketched out a design of a colorful rendition of our planet which would proudly (albeit subtly) display my inner wanderlust. It wasn't until a few weeks later [in the fall of 2013] when my friends and I spontaneously decided to find a parlor in the city and get our tattoos (it maaay have been after midnight)... the experience was full of anxiousness and joy, friendship, and late night hilarity... my result was exactly as I had hoped.
I can happily say that I am still in love with this tattoo over 3 years later... (I'd sure hope so!) In fact, I usually wish it was more visible every day than it actually is. Nonetheless, it just goes to show that you should definitely wait until you have a deep love for something before you ink it permanently on your body. My globe not only reminds me of my past travels and amazing experiences, but it tells me to hold onto my passions and continue to explore the world. Life's too short!