last night i dreamed of a tattoo

i have never wanted something permanent lingering on my body. yet last night i dreamed of a tattoo, my tattoo. twining across my back igniting a fire within.

i understand the idea of claiming and marking rights of passage or claiming of ranks. this went beyond and embraced it all. i love other peoples markings and the visual artist within loves the idea of color and contrast on skin, just never wanted one of my own.

we'll see if i can reclaim the visual image and translate it into 2 dimensions. i'm not sure it's that important. i'm already marked, i can feel the shift, so the idea of actually marking is secondary.