The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt by Paige Wolf

Nevertheless, She Persisted: In Permanent Ink

February 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

When I got a sizable tattoo a year and a half ago on my 36th birthday, I was pretty sure that would be it for a while. And then Sepsis happened. And my recovery was filled with struggle and triumph. I wanted to celebrate it and commemorate it with more than the scars remaining from the IV lines in my wrists and thigh. I considered a new tattoo at the time, but googling "sepsis tattoo" for inspiration only led to articles about people becoming infected with Sepsis after getting a botched tattoo. So I put that idea on hold. And then the election happened. And, in my rage, I wanted nothing more than to shave my head and tattoo "Nasty Woman" on my arm. But floating those ideas among friends was met with resounding nos. So I thought better of it, and paused....

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