Tattoo Mini Series: House Sparrow
Hi guys ^^ I'm back with another tattoo & I am remembering all over again how much of a pain the healing process is. I think the first time I was so happy that it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be I barely noticed what it was actually like & it is a little bit of a pain. Totally worth it though, for me at least ^^
I know people like to know the meaning (or at least the reasoning) behind tattoos & I don't really know what I can say for this one because the reason I got it is really complicated....even more so than last time lol.
My last tattoo was for a very complicated but specific reason whereas this one is more tied into a whole load of little reasons. When I decided to get the balloon tattoo I knew it would not be my last, I've been planning tattoos since I was 14 so it was kind of inevitable, so I decided I would like them to have some kind of coherent theme & the one I settled on was one tattoo for each season so a spring floral one (or two ^^), the balloon is my summer one, autumn leaves for autumn & snowflakes for winter.
Randomly the autumn leaves tattoo came, fully formed, with the house sparrow. House sparrows are tied into so many things for me - Paris, where there seem to be more house sparrows than pigeons, one of my favourite series of books as a teenager is full of house sparrows & my back garden which - despite being a tiny square of concrete, a ratty bush & a couple of delusional (& stunted) trees a dodgy stones throw from the city centre - feeds hundreds of house sparrows daily (and the odd sparrow hawk ^^).
That is as close as I can come to explaining the logic behind my tattoo. I have a feeling that the way I will explain it from here onwards is "It's pretty & I like it".
P.S. My next tattoo is probably going to be lilac blossoms so that'll be the next post but one in this series ^^