Woo hoo! I am getting a new tattoo!
While I’m unable to share the drawing of it now since that is their policy at the tattoo shop, I am really excited about it and can describe it’s meaning to you all.
Essentially, I needed to find a character that I loved and would be OK with having on my body for the rest of my days. Stitch was the first to come to mine (although Pooh Bear was a close second). There’s a real symbolism for me regarding Stitch, and Lilo as well. The way that the two learned to grow together and really become great friends reminds me so much of my shaky start with my pup. While she was the opposite of the destructive, outgoing Stitch, there were some similarities when I adopted her. She was six-months old but had been through hell from the beginning of her life. Because of this, she did not trust any humans and really looked out for herself only (like Stitch who had zero interest in creating any relationship with Lilo).
It took me six months and a lot – I mean a LOT – of patience to finally get her to trust me. Another year after that, she was integrated into the family. Our relationship was very difficult to start, and while she never had the chance to be a real “puppy”, she still got in to a good amount of trouble! But now, we have this great bond that is so fulfilling and I could not imagine my life without her.
For these reasons, I decided to go with Stitch to represent my unique relationship with the love of my life. Additionally, I wanted to honor my grandfather who passed away in July. Included in all of the wonderful things he did for me, one was being my piano teacher. I was able to find the sheet music to the first song he ever taught me, and immediately I knew that I had to add that to my Stitch tattoo. And lo and behold… look what I found!
My tattoo will include the music notes from that song, circling around Stitch! I’m so excited and can’t wait to get it done!
Do any of you have Disney-inspired tats, or looking to get one? I love looking at all the different ones, they are incredible!