Saturday, July 21, 2007
Well, he finally did it! Geoff has been talking about getting a tattoo for over a year now that would commemorate the whole adoption experience. He researched Chinese symbols and learned that the dragon is a symbol for family protection, power, and wealth. He wanted to include Lexi's name written in Chinese also. Well, about 3 weeks ago we went to a place in Savannah called Skin Arte and told them what were were thinking about. We liked the Yin-Yang symbol as well. The artist did a great job incorporating the two symbols. He also added Lexi's name in the sketch but we decided to wait on that part until we actually have Lexi in our arms. (Didn't want to jinx it!) This is Geoff's first tattoo. Those who know him are shocked that he wanted one. It doesn't shock me though. I like that he has a reason for wanting it and to me shows how deeply he feels about our impending adoption of Lexi. He did get it on his shoulder so that he can cover it up at work. After all, some people don't agree with tattoos and he is in a client based career. He did exactly like I knew he would and got the tattoo without out some much of a wince... just laid there like he was about to go to sleep. When the man finished it, he told Geoff that he had "competition skin" and that he would take him to a competition in a heart beat. I guess the fact that he is not a sun worshiper helps. I told him he should have told the guy, just let me know when you need a canvas... tattoo for free! He plans to add "wind bars" around the dragon at some point to give the dragon more definition but for now, we're happy with these results.