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A Poet's Life

March 31, 2017 – Another Month Has Passed

I am three months into my one year of transformation. I have written from so many places in my mind and it has opened many doors I’ve not wanted to venture through. It will be quite interesting to revisit this endeavor in the years to come. It it also a huge commitment to stay on…
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March 30, 2017 – The Pause In My Tattoo Journey

So that is the trail of tales that tell the story of a human canvas. I am by no means finished and I’m sure there a still quite a few profound, life altering, and epiphanous moments to come. I look forward to telling more stories in ink, and I’m sure the day will come that a…
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March 29, 2017 – The Forgotten Lotus

Whenever people ask how many tattoos I have, or when think about the story of my journey, I often forget this tattoo. The lotus is my favorite flower. Not only does it have a deep rooted meaning behind it, but there is a sense of mysticism when it comes to this beautiful part of nature.…
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March 28, 2017 – Declared Poet

This is my newest tattoo. In all of the tattoos I have put on my body, I had not yet reached a point of committing to putting the word POET on my canvas. I purchases a typewriter last year that put me in an interesting mindset. I felt a connection with those that came before…
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March 27, 2017 – The Imprint of My Beautiful Granddaughter

The birth of my granddaughter Ayla Elizabeth was truly one of the most life altering experiences. I watched her come into the world and I cut the cord that bound mother and daughter. I am honored that I was allowed that incredible gift. Ayla is my heart. She’s got her Omi wrapped around not only…
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March 26, 2017 – Expanding My Sleeves With Hieroglyphs

I felt the next logical step was to begin adding my children’s names into my Egyptian theme. My son’s name is on my left arm and my daughter’s name is on my right arm. I am particularly fond of these tats because Keller added a dimension that makes them appear to stand out and create…
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March 25, 2017 – The Feminine & The Poet

This tattoo is very special to me. I got this during my time in my MFA Program at the University of Tampa. My friend Susan and I were having a conversation about the feminine and the symbols for empowerment, when she pointed out the maze. I immediately fell in love with it. I went through…
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March 24, 2017 – More Duality and Self Love

This tattoo was originally a man and woman embracing. I asked Keller to change it to the image of two women embracing. My main reason for that had everything to do with a lifelong issue of not being able to embrace myself for who I am and not having a clear understanding of how to…
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March 23, 2017 – A Quill, An Inkwell, A Poet

This is by far one of my favorite tattoos. The tattoo is designed by Keller. I basically told him what I was looking for and BAM, there it is. This tattoo signifies the depth to which I embrace poetry and being a poet. I have always loved the idea of poets sitting in candlelight, a…
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March 22, 2017 – The Allure of Infinity

This tattoo has quite a bizarre story. This again, is tattoo not done by Keller. I was living in Palm Harbor and just entering a time of very bad health. I had just been released from the hospital with a BP reading of 230/110. Apparently I was a walking stroke. Once my BP was under…
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