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A Glimpse into the New Ink

Updated: Apr 23

“Our bodies were printed as blank pages to be filled with the ink of our hearts.” ~ Michael Biondi

This month, I did something. It’s been in the works for a while. And it means so, so much to me.

Last week, I took a little road trip down to Omaha and got a new tattoo.

But this wasn’t just any tattoo.

This one has an incredible amount of meaning and thought behind it. It was born out of a rough year – er, years. 

"My body is my Journal, and my tattoos are my story."~Jonny Depp

I asked my copywriter to help me write up the meaning behind this new bit of color in my life to share the story with all of you. So in their research they found out that people get tattoos:

  1. For their connection to the design personally. Lots of people get tattoos that symbolize something more profound in their own lives.

  2. As an extension of themselves, who they are, what they’ve been through.

  3. To tick off their parents. 

In my 40s now, I giggled over the fact that even adults note that they may be getting tattoos to tick off their parents. This was not even on my list of reasons why! 

I was drawn to the symbolism and the story behind the lion. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’m pretty big into symbolism over here. Have you read how passionately I feel about seeds of faith?

So why DID I choose my new design - My Lion?

The Symbolism Behind the Lion

Lions can signify many things, but the most common are:

  1. Strength

  2. Protection 

  3. Courage

  4. Leadership

Strong courageous lion tattoo creatively seeded

In addition, the lion’s spirit encourages one to speak the truth. As the wise saying goes, “Speak out, even if your voice shakes.” If you are faced with a situation and crushed by self-doubt, remember to summon your inner lion or lioness.

Much the same as the wolf and the bear power animals, the lion protects those it holds dear. For example, if someone you love is being mistreated in any way, summon the full power of your inner lion to defend them. In some cases, the person needing protection may even be you!

The Lion From The Bible

In God’s Word, lions are symbols of courage and power. These are necessary things for Christians to have in their arsenal.

In addition, Christians believe in taking care of each other and helping each other, just like the lion.