May was a bit of a transformative month for me. I finally got my hair cut and coloured for the first time since October, I also had my first ever tattoo day sitting in order to work on completing my arm.
I have my hair cut and coloured by Amy AKA the colour queen! I’ve wanted to go blonder for a while now and even though it does take time to go from dark to light it has been very worth it. I absolutely love the colour of my hair right now.
I love that it isn’t ‘too blonde’ (which I know from past experience doesn’t suit me). Also, because the colour is achieved with foils there is still plenty of dimension to the colour.
During the same week, I also sat for the lovely Becki who owns The Ink Room in Norwich. We made a big start to the top half of my arm. I am ecstatic about the results and super excited for my next sitting in July to work towards getting it finished.
Most of my tattoos on this arm have special meanings to do with regrowth, strength, power, anything along that theme of thinking. I want markings that tell my story and mean something to me.
I have always wanted a lot of ink on my arms but never had the confidence to go for it. I didn’t think I could pull it off.
During my life, especially since being a parent, I have always put everyone elses needs and desires before mine.
However being a single mum and living on my own with just Savannah to think about has opened up so many more possibilities for me.
I can be a bit selfish. I can save and spend my money on what I want. My bills are always paid, there is always food in the fridge and Savannahs needs are always met. What is done with what is left is up to me. I don’t have anyone else I have to consider, which is a first for me in adult life.
For the first time in a very long time, maybe in my life I feel like I am being authentically me. I am expressing myself in exactly the way I have always envisioned and wanted.
That feels bloody amazing!