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Tracy Gets Inked! Today I got Inked!! (twice) I have wanted to for years and until now the design and placement has never seemed quite right. This was not a spontaneous event for me, it was planned and thought out long before the ink went on my ‘Virgin’ body never to be removed! The Artist was Fraser Pattison from Genesis Designs Tattoo in Vernon. Fraser’s calm demeanor made me feel very comfortable and in good hands. My design is our Tara Cronica Symbol that we created which is the Buddhist Goddess Arya Tara’s Tiara and the Lotus. It represents a time in my life when my passion was found and crossed over my path in life. The branches reaching out represent growth in both myself and Tara Cronica. Fraser created exactly what I wanted. Timing truly is everything! My entire experience at Genesis Designs Tattoo was incredible ! Thank you to Fraser and the Staff for making my tattoo experience memorable !
Bonnie Goes Next! There was a lot of excitement and anticipation and yes, a little nervousness leading up to our appointments at Genesis Designs Tattoo. It first began during a girlfriend get together months ago. The three of us decided that we all wanted to be together when Tracy went for her very first tattoo, which led to Jacquie and I both mulling over the idea of another tattoo for ourselves as well. Incorporating our Tara Cronica symbol felt really right for all of us. It stemmed from our commitment to Tara Cronica; it stemmed from a shared dedication to our friendship and it stemmed from our shared creative development of this new venture no matter where it may lead us. The creation of Tara Cronica has allowed us all to grow and stretch in ways we hadn’t imagined. Who wouldn’t want to memorialize all of that!
Jacquie Faces the Needle! What a great day we had today! Up until last night I was planning on placing my Tara Cronica Lotus and Tiara symbol on my wrist but, true to form, changed my mind at the last minute and stuck it on the inside of my ankle. My friends won’t be surprised by this at all, I’m sure. It’s classic Jacquie.
Our symbol represents the beginning of an intensely creative chapter in my life where I feel inspired and supported by my wonderful girlfriends. I wanted my new tattoo to be in a place where I could see it and have it remind me I’m on the Path to Enlightenment and forever searching for lyrical beauty in everyday happenings. Truth be told, I’ll never not be on that path now that I’ve begun the journey and can see how much I have yet to learn. I’m so glad I got the tattoo and so very blessed to have Bonnie and Tracy by my side to share in the memory of it all. And thank you Fraser and Genesis Designs Tattoo. You Rock!