Got my first tattoo in my 40s, and I didn’t get to pick the design :-(
My inspiration for book one started with a small dot. A simple tattoo that sits in the middle of my chest…it has two matching friends; they live under each armpit.
I’ve never been particularly drawn to getting a tattoo, but after having no choice, I decided to get a fourth, one of my choosing. The small colorful Lotus blossom adorns my inner arm, just below my elbow. It’s discrete, but I know it’s there and it faces me when I look at it…because it’s my tattoo, for me to see.
That small dot gave me the idea for my first piece of writing. What if a character who also has this same dot, tried on a beautifully stunning designer top, but that dot was on display? Drawn to the dot, she wouldn’t see how beautiful she looks in it. So her journey would be to see the top, and not the dot.