Ideas for my first tattoo!


I’ve always wanted to get a tattoo but I never could figure out what I’d want on my body for the rest of my life.   I was in the climbing gym the other day and spotted someone with a compass tattoo and something clicked for me.  Suddenly I had all these ideas!

Various quotes an phrases that I live life by started to come to me in iconic forms starting with the compass, which reminded me of line from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People noting how effective people put first things first.  They are governed by an internal compass, not just a clock.

I started thinking of a tattoo that purposely reminds me off all the things that push me forward.

A compass = knowing/having a heading in life.  clearly knowing your priorities.  A compass that doesn’t point North… a compass that points the way FORWARD.

An arrow = also means FORWARD

An Arrow with a heart = follow your heart…. later turned into a heart-beat.  Follow the things that make your heart beat faster.

A broken clock = we are not guaranteed tomorrow.  Make every second count.

All in alignment = setting up all aspects of my life to push in right direction.

Some Burning Man Elements = one of the places where I’ve felt all these elements in alignment.

Here are some of the doodles so far…