Wow. After months of planning, creating, disappointment, replanning, & recreating, the Tattoo Collection is FINALLY launching THIS FRIDAY at 10am PST!! I couldn’t be more excited to release these pieces. This collection might be the most meaningful one I’ll ever do. My tattoos are so special to me, & I’m so excited to share my heart behind them with you.
As I was preparing for the original launch of this collection, I had completely different designs, colors, & pieces ready to put out into the world. I purchased all the supplies, & spent hours upon hours trying to make everything perfect. But I knew deep down that I wasn’t happy with any of it. So instead of releasing it anyway so I could make my money back, I scratched everything (I joked with my friends that at least now people know I was never in any of this for the money 😉 ). I knew I couldn’t put out pieces that I didn’t absolutely LOVE. I wouldn’t feel right about it, & I knew this collection wasn’t something I wanted to compromise on. Almost nothing about these final pieces is the same as the original ones I was planning on releasing, & I honestly couldn’t be more proud of the products I’m releasing this week. They turned out absolutely perfect, & I couldn’t imagine this collection being any different.
My first of the two tattoos I have is “Proverbs 31:25” with an arrow underneath it. Proverbs 31:25 says, “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” I got this tattoo with one of my closest friends, & she actually got the whole verse written out (she’s a lot more bold than I am, lol). I got it in 2015, which was probably the toughest year of my life. I won’t go into too much detail, but a lot of huge life changes happened in that year. I went through a lot of pain, & was forced to cling to God harder than I ever have before. There was a lot of unknowns, & I needed strength that was deeper than my own. As my friend & I were trying to decide what we should get for a tattoo, we stumbled upon this verse & immediately agreed that this is what we both needed. I knew that having this verse permanently inked on me would serve as such a great reminder that I need every single day. A reminder to be strong, to live a life that honors the Lord, & to not fear what the future holds. God already has every detail of my story beautifully written, & there’s nothing I can do to stop His plan for my life.
The arrow holds a whole separate meaning. In order for an arrow to be launched forward, it first needs to be pulled back. In 2015, I got pulled back FAR (when it rains, it pours, am I right?). But I was launched forward even farther. The Lord had such a sweet purpose in the midst of all the pain. The three circles in the arrow represent the Trinity – the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit. It reminds me that no matter how far back I get pulled, & wherever I get launched, the Lord is with me through it all, & He has a purpose in it.
STRENGTH & DIGNITY HOODIE
The “Strength & Dignity Hoodie” coincides with the “she is clothed with strength & dignity” part of Proverbs 31:25. A reminder to be strong, & to walk in a manner worthy of honor & respect.
The flowers on this hoodie are poppies – the flower of the month of August, which just so happens to be my birth month! I thought these dainty, soft flowers were such a unique addition to a sweatshirt that is promoting the message of strength. The flowers & the message kind of contradict each other, but I think it creates an even more beautiful story that is worth representing.
SIZING: Unisex S-XL
(for best results, wash inside out in cold water & air dry)
The “Fearless Hoodie” coincides with the “she laughs without fear of the future” part of Proverbs 31:25. A reminder that even before you were knitted in your mother’s womb, God knew you & wrote a beautiful plan for your life. You can live your life without fear, knowing that God is walking before you, & He is walking with you. He already knows what’s to come in your life, & He won’t put you through something you can’t handle.
The leaf detailing on this hoodie is actually an olive branch, which is a symbol of peace. You don’t have to be anxious or stressed or fearful about anything. Have peace knowing that God is in complete control in every area of you life. He has always been faithful, & He’s not going to stop now.
COLOR: Olive Green (the olive branch design going on an olive green sweatshirt was actually a complete coincidence…funny how the Lord works little things out like that).
SIZING: Unisex S-L. I unfortunately was unable to get any XL’s in this color, but hopefully in the future I can get my hands on some!
(for best results, wash inside out in cold water & air dry)
The second tattoo I have is the Hebrew word, “chesed.” It’s most commonly translated as “steadfast love” in English, but there is no precise equivalent to “chesed” in the English language. It refers to God’s love & covenant loyalty to His people. His love for us is extravagant, unrestrained, relentless, merciful, & ever-pursuing. I’ve wanted this tattoo since I was 17, & I finally got it a couple years ago when I turned 21. I just love the depth behind it, & I love explaining it to people whenever they ask what my tattoo means. I’m not really sure how else to explain it…this tattoo is just really special to me.
I’ve had this exact design in my head for months now! I knew I wanted “steadfast” to written in a typewriter font, all lowercase, & I wanted it to be actually embroidered on the pullover. I wanted it to be a simple design that holds a powerful meaning. I’m thinking of making this pullover a permanent piece in the shop…we’ll see how much you guys like it!
COLORS: Black & Maroon
SIZING: Unisex S-XL (black), S-L (maroon)
If you’re subscribed to my email list, I’m going to be sending out an email THIS THURSDAY (12/10/20), & I’m going to be including a discount code just for my subscribers. So be sure to go subscribe right now if you haven’t yet! And as a fun addition, each order from the Tattoo Collection is going to come with a personalized message from me, along with a little bonus gift that corresponds with whatever piece you purchase! If that wasn’t enough, all orders placed on launch day (until 11:59pm PST on Friday 12/11/20) will ship for FREE! Just a few fun ways for me to bless you guys. I’m so thankful for you all…never forget it! Okay so tell me…which piece are you most excited about?! Give me all your thoughts, I have to know!! 🙂