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