Today is my hubby's birthday. Actually, it's a special birthday if you ask me. He's a quarter century old. Yep, that sweet man of mine is only 25. You didn't know I robbed the cradle did you? Okay, you do now. [To be fair, I'm only 26. But. I will be 27 in April.]
But anyway. Today is The Day of his birth, and I think it's pretty special considering he's one hell of a guy. Most everyone that meets him can tell right off the bat what an amazing husband and daddy he is. In fact, random people like to tell me that all the time. "You know you got a good one, right?" And I always nod in agreement. Yep, I sure as heck do. I love that man.
Enough mushy gushy stuff, though.
So he's been contemplating (his first!!!) tattoo for a while now. It's a permanent thing, so I get why it took him some time. He's always known he's wanted something with the celtic trinity symbol, because of the representation of the Trinity is obviously related to his faith, and that's something that's not going to change. The addition of the rope image being woven into his skin came a from a scripture in Mark where it talks about Jesus being bound by rope (prior to crucifixion). For him it represents the idea of the Trinity (Father, Son & Holy Spirit) being bound to him. I love the concept, and I think it's pretty cool he designed it himself, too.
And well, for his birthday (a day early), we headed to the tattoo shop and I used all my big girl money to pay for his special birthday tattoo.
And yep. The idea was to look totally realistic like it really IS going under his skin, and dannnngggg, our tattoo guy (he's the same one who has done mine, my brother-in-laws, and my dad's) did a freakishly good job making it look like that. Ouch. ;)
Oh yea. And while we were there, momma figured WHY THE HECK NOT finally get my nose re-pierced. I always told myself I'd finally get it re-done again once I quit teaching. I had it done from age 18-21, and then took it out when I began teaching.
I welcome it back with open arms.
So yea. Yesterday was pretty awesome. And we still have more celebrating to do today.
Happy birthday, Declan!