After six years of searching for the perfect design, I finally got my fifth tattoo.
When I decided I wanted another one, I knew I wanted something beautiful, elegant, unique and fun… like me, right? Hee hee!! I’ve always loved the mehndi designs used for henna tattooing but I’ve never wanted to get henna because I feel it’s too beautiful to be temporary.

I’ve always felt that something that beautiful should be permanent.

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Getting this tattoo wasn’t just about getting something cool branded on my arm, it was about my undying need for self-expression. Often times on the inside I feel beautiful, vibrant and confident and know I’m a unique person. Everyday, the clothes I wear and the accessories I choose display the way I feel inside.
Outward self expression is very important for me and everyone because not only does it make youfeel good, it frees you from the weight of your own desires little by little. Your inward dreams and visions burst forth everyday in the form of fashion, tattoos, dance, art, prose and poetry.

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I NEED to express myself. I feel that I will explode if I don’t for I am just full to the brim with visions of loveliness.
 Much can even be said about me with something so simple as a purse. I am a frugal person who hates waste and loves beautiful things. This fair trade purse, handmade in Cambodia from a cement bag is a perfect representation of just that.
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The One Sweet World re-purposed purse from Soul Flower is as simple as life should be and is also as clever as the skilled hands that made it. It was the perfect addition to my outfit on this special day.

hollie6For a chance to win this bag, head on over to Hollie’s blog and write about how you express yourself in the comment section!

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2 Comments on Expression from the Inside Out

  1. Lisa Marie Mary
    May 8, 2015 at 12:00 am (5 years ago)

    Your tattoo is beautiful and I just love that bag!! 🙂

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  2. Jane
    July 6, 2017 at 10:18 pm (2 years ago)

    I just love how brave you are; you dispel so many of the beliefs I have been chained too. Keep on blazing your lovely trail!

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