Sunday, August 15, 2010

I am keeping my vow

A long time ago, I vowed to get a tattoo after my beloved Mamisha passes. This Monday, three days after her passing and during the Shiva days of mourning, I went and had it done.

The past few weeks filled me with rage, due to different unbelievable problems and confrontations we had trying to get help from the relevant authorities. I was so angry, I told Mamisha I will get a huge dragon tattooed on my upper arm, just so people know to watch out of me. But mom thought it is a horrible idea, and she was right.

I wanted to mark myself as a survivor, surviving these past 3 years of taking care of mom on my own almost to the verge of my own demise, and I wanted it to show that I am still myself, that the pain has not scorched or changed me and that I will go on smiling for both Mamisha and myself for many more years. With that in mind, I had only one option.

One leg

Eight colors

A world of pain

I had it done by the brilliant Amir Bloom at Skin Line studio. Now, it hurt like hell the first few days, I actually had to use Mamisha's cane to get around the house on the first two days, but it is better now. I will show you a photo when it heals completely, in a couple of weeks. The photos you see here were taken with my cell phone camera during work, so they are not very good.

Oh oh oh! I just found out there's also a Little Miss All Goes Well, and she looks exactly like Mamisha! How perfect is that??

8 comments:

crochetgal said...

I'm glad that you decided on "Little Miss Sunshine" rather than the dragon.

Although the dragon my express how you feel right now, I think of the sunshine that Mamisha has brought into your life and into others.

Tonya said...

It's a beautiful tribute dearest. G`d bless and keep you during these days of mourning and know that you are held in my heart.

much love,
tonnaree

Sharona R - שרונה ראובני said...

Thank you Crochet, so am I. Marking myself as a "stay away from me or else" kinda person is quite the opposite of what my mom would want for me.

Thank you Queenie :)

Hadas said...

Keep shining! :)

Belly said...

Sharona, what a fabulous idea. Wishing you only sunshine from now on.

Sharona R - שרונה ראובני said...

Sunshine sounds great to me!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love this tattoo! Definately better than the dragon!

Sharona R - שרונה ראובני said...

Thank you Miss Val :o)