The Girl with the Hummingbird Tattoo

Now that Summer is here and I'm wearing mostly sleeveless or off the shoulder tops, I've been getting a lot of compliments and questions about my tattoo. The main question I get is Why a hummingbird tattoo? The next question is, Do you have more tattoos?

Why a Hummingbird?

To answer the first question, I chose a hummingbird because it is the only bird that can hover and fly in place. I liken it to my mind which is always moving and processing information. Sometimes due to ideas that I am coming up with and things I'm thinking about, sometimes due to anxiety. Either way, even when I am still, my mind is usually moving at full speed.

How many Tattoos?

I guess it's a thing that you can't just have one tattoo. I have also heard they are addictive. I'm good with just one! Sometimes I look at pictures of my tattoo and feel like it looks a little lonely without any other tattoos in sight. Other times, I think about how much it hurt to get it and how I'm good never getting another one. 

Interesting Fact about my Tattoo

If we are being technical, you could technically say I have two tattoos. That's because the hummingbird is covering up another tattoo. Yep! You probably are thinking that you can't even tell. That's because I searched for a really good tattoo artist before I got it done. The next thing you may be thinking is, was my first tattoo someone's name? Yes, it was! But it was my own name. When I was 16 I made the dumb decision to get homemade tattoos with my friends. It was very small and just had my nickname "Mel". For years I hated it because it didn't look nice and I almost always had it covered up with makeup. When I turned 30 I finally made the decision to either get it removed or get another tattoo to cover it up. I choose the latter. I've been it love with it ever since. Most of the time I forget I even have it. My hummingbird tattoo is part of who I am and a great conversation starter (which is perfect for an introvert like me).

Have more questions about my tattoo? Ask away below in the comment section.