Tattoo Thoughts

Why my tattoos are simple rituals

Handpoked dot tattoos by Lydia Amor, Sakura Tattoo, Leicester


tattoos
simple rituals
weird shapes
our marks
our spots
our passing minutes
moving bodies
growing from seeds
clusters of nothing
beating hearts
hard skulls
points in time
time is nothing
quick moments
repetitive beats
circles around circles
end over end
again and again
sheltering in skin
strange decisions
single decisions
single stages
birth, life, death
simple rituals
said and unsaid
never and always
pointless
meaningful
bits of ink
bits of life
grains of sand
temporary stars in the sky
here for a millisecond
dirt on the ground
we are all specks of dust


Handpoked dot tattoos by Lydia Amor, Sakura Tattoo, Leicester. Thank you Lydia for my new tattoo, and for being a fellow speck of dust.

Words: Beccy Rimmer
Photo: Lydia Amor

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