I was listening to a message a couple of weeks ago about our innate need and desire to leave a mark. Whether it’s carving our name in a tree or donating enough money to fund a hospital wing … we all look to create something to remember and be remembered by.
Tattoos are a reflection of our desire to leave a mark. Tattoos give people the power to leave a mark … a mark that will last a lifetime. A mark to be seen … depending on where we put it. They give people a sense of control. Maybe this is one of the reasons why people who get one tattoo tend to get more. They enjoy the power of leaving a mark that can be seen. Deep down there’s a whisper …”I did that. That was me.”
Tattoos leave a mark. The problem is they’re only skin deep.
What mark are you leaving?
P.S. – I don’t have any tattoos. I’d love to hear perspective from those who do.