Well worth the wait, if you ask me!
"This tattoo is a sacred symbol called a 'Hamsa' or 'Hand of Miriam' - it is traditionally for protection and also as a reminder of the five senses, melding in to a Sixth Sense. Richie Castillo of Time Bomb Tattoo in San Antonio, Texas did it for me in June of 2010, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where I live."We've had several hamsa on Tattoosday before, but this one is certainly the most colorful and vibrant!
Karla also contributed this poem:
For the Further Progression of Literary Domination* * * * * *
"Bind her wrists with
they pull you down
on the bed
newsprint laid out
Words form on flesh in between the silence:
Dreams are necessary to life.
Each contact with a human being is so rare,
one should preserve it.
letter by letter
You wish this dream would never end,
the pressure of her hands,
her mouth on yours
the hot tattoo needle
raising a welt
with each stroke
would go on 'til dawn.
"Grinding Ink" and "Which Makes Me Love Her Even More", 2 of her poetry books, came out in 2010. She always has plans for more poems, and more tattoos.
Thanks so much to Karla for her patience, her poetry, and her tattoo! We appreciate your contribution here on Tattoosday!