New Ink

by Molly Moore
Lock and key tattoo

I have had my ‘M’ tattoo for a 2 years now. I got it on one of my trips to Philadelphia to visit Sir. I have loved it since the moment it was etched into my skin. It has many meanings to the both of us and is a very personal mark. Yesterday we finally took the step to get another very personal mark.

When we got married last summer the reading we had at the ceremony was this…

“A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.” ~ Richard Bach

It fits us perfectly, we are soul mates and the lock and key metaphor seemed to hint beautifully at our D/s relationship. Yes he holds the key and I am the lock but without them fitting together both are fairly useless. It is all very well having the key, often seen as the more powerful of the two items, but without a lock that it fits into then it is just as useless as a lone key.

I have spent months and months looking for a design that we liked but in the end the answer lay in a pair of earrings and a great tattoo artist (Max at Pure Colours Tattoo in St. Albans) who transformed them into the vision that we described to him.

getting my tattoo

They might not be the most extraordinary tattoos but to us they are exactly what we wanted, small, subtle and perfectly placed.

Lock and key tattoo

They are positioned on the inside of our wrists so that when we hold hands, which we do a lot, they will lay side by side…. soppy I know…. but we love ’em so who cares what you think 😉

lock and key tattoo on wrists

Oh and I have started writing my Christmas present list…. I just need to make a decision about what I want and where it is going to go.


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TJ September 16, 2012 - 1:18 am

Love them! Very appropriate and meaningful! 🙂

Curvaceous Dee September 16, 2012 - 2:24 am

Those are utterly gorgeous!

xx Dee

KaziGrrl September 16, 2012 - 5:17 am

Oh, what a brilliant idea! and not soppy at all but appropriately romantic 🙂

~Kazi xxx

Mel September 16, 2012 - 9:19 am

What a lovely idea !

Marie Rebelle September 16, 2012 - 10:37 am

I think the symbolism is perfect! And indeed, it doesn’t matter what anyone says, as long as you are happy with it! That’s the most important 😀

Rebel xox

CuriousMuse September 16, 2012 - 7:48 pm

Beautiful. The images, the symbolism, the originality and the subtlety. Quite lovely. x

Yes, THAT Tonya (@TisforTMI) September 16, 2012 - 7:51 pm

There is nothing soppy about this. I think it’s exquisite and beautiful. Very heart-warming. <3

NymphetamineKiss September 16, 2012 - 8:01 pm

I love them, very sweet and meaningful 😀

NK x

Naughty Tashamber September 16, 2012 - 8:46 pm

Those are so awesome. Very sweet. 🙂

Evoë Thorne September 16, 2012 - 9:44 pm

What a perfect idea for tatoos! I love the images.

Mia September 16, 2012 - 10:20 pm

Perfect – simples…

~MIa~ xx

Inferno September 17, 2012 - 5:46 am

I like when tattoos have special meanings.

Clive September 17, 2012 - 7:49 am

They are absolutely perfect. Something delightfully understated, non-‘showey’ but the say it all. Well chosen indeed. I love that last image

MIna Lamieux September 17, 2012 - 5:30 pm

OMGosh! This is absolutely perfect! Aw you two!

Jack and Jill September 17, 2012 - 10:44 pm

Soppy? Not at all. This is deeply meaningful, something anyone who’s ever been in love can understand. Your tattoos are perfect symbols of your connection and your love.

nilla September 18, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Oh, I love this…I think it is absolutely *perfect*.


Harper Eliot September 21, 2012 - 1:33 pm

They’re really beautiful! I’ll have to remember that link when I finally decide what I want tattooed on my skin.

And soppy is as soppy does; it’s the thought that counts. And the thought is beautiful too.

That Position (@ThatPosition) September 21, 2012 - 9:44 pm

this is a lovely tattoo!


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