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Friday, May 11, 2007
I was wondering about getting a tattoo. But my mom has an issue with me if I get a tattoo. I have been thinking about getting a tattoo of my astrological chart on my left side. What do u think about tattoos? I would really like to know your opinion. -Anonymous
Hi A thanks for your question. You are probably going to be disappointed to find out that I agree with your Mom! Why get a tattoo? And of all things, your astro chart? Seems kind of redundant. You already are your chart and so much more! I say this because your chart progresses and moves as you grow and change, so ultimately, the birth chart is only a reflection of your history and not of your development.
I know that many pagans consider tattooing sacred and it is a big part of many ancient initiation rites. I have a differing opinion. In my eyes, the body is our sacred temple and a tattoo is a desecration of that sacred space. I also had a friend who died from ink poisoning and an infection resulting from a tattoo. So PLEASE BE CAREFUL and choose a safe and licensed person to give you a tattoo if you decide to do it. But my advice is to listen to the wisdom of your mother! Maybe you can find a middle ground and get a henna tattoo. Now that's my idea of fun! Plus you won't get trapped if you change your mind about the image you want. As a Gemini, I can't even imagine choosing one image to live with my whole life. And I wouldn't want to end up with my whole body covered in tattoos. You know this process can be addictive. Also, with henna tattoos, you could update your chart as it progresses over the years. Think about it. blessed be Lexa