Spirit Animal Ink

Spirit Animal Ink

Hi friends – spent some time on the last day of 2016 by getting my third tattoo – and I’m still swooning.

Ever since I could remember, I’ve felt a strong connection to the whale. To be honest, I think it was the movie Free Willy that did it. I was obsessed as a kid, and ever since then, it was orca and whale everything. I had a whale themed bedroom, a ton of books, went whale watching as often as time and money allowed, and wanted to be a marine biologist. While the marine biologist bit didn’t stick, my connection never faded. I’ve been wanting a tattoo on my forearm for a while now, and I knew that a whale friend would be the perfect addition. I love tattoos, but I am picky and very cautious. But with the whale, I just knew that every time I look at it, I’ll smile. That will never change. They make me so happy.

So friends, meet my spirit animal, Luna. Of course I had to name her. Symbolism is a large part of what I do for a living, so I wrote a quick excerpt of what she means to me.

The whale has achieved cosmic consciousness, awakening great depth and creative inspiration. She is nurturing, devoted to her family, and passionately stands up for what is right. Those with the spirit of the whale love to get lost in creativity, but find balance between what is imaginary and what is real. With the moon on her side, she is feminine, intuitive, and illuminating.

John Denmat of Ugly Duckling Tattoo Company does amazing work. It’s beautiful, and I highly recommend him as an artist if you are ever looking. It could not be more fitting for me.

I just wanted to share with you guys, because it means a lot to me. I hope you are all having a beautiful day. xx bianca

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