Some people may think "tattoos and pearls...WTF!" Let me explain, Tattoos and Pearls are my two favorite things on earth (non living). Well you might think that is a weird combination, but I think it is a combination that describes me in a "oyster" shell. (lol, I know I'm a dork) I'm a southern girl with a rebellious streak.
A strand of pearls is definitely a southern thing. It's kind of a running joke here in the south that a good southern girl can find any occasion or outfit to wear her pearls, whether it's a fancy dinner with a cocktail dress or going mudding in you "best" jeans and a t-shirt. Pearls are to sororities as boat shoes and polos are to fraternities here in the south. I wasn't in a sorority but when my sister K came to one of my success meetings with MaryKay she said it was like her sorority meetings in college, so I guess TNL is as close as I'm going to get to sorority row in Athens. I love being from the South; I wouldn't have it any other way; I like to think that I am a good Southern Belle.
My grandmother was English and I learned my manners from her and my southern charm/hospitality from my mom. My birthday as well as my Granny's is in June, pearl is the birth stone for that month. When my Granny passed away in 2007 I inherited most of her pearl jewelry, so they have a special meaning to me, I even wore a pair of her pearl earrings on my wedding day. Whenever I wear a piece of her jewelry I rub it and say a little prayer,think of the happy times we had together, and thank God for the almost 21 years He blessed me with her and I hope I can be half the women she was one day.
Now the tattoos is my rebellious side. Now I don't get tattoos to be rebellious, but my mom does call me her "little rebel" and I am the only one out of my sisters who has tattoos or piercings. But tattoos aren't the only way I rebel against my "upper" middle class, private school up bringing (more on that later). I get my tattoos because it's a way to have things that are important to me or remind me of certain people from my life with me at all times.
I actually have all my tattoos picked out, some I will hopefully be getting soon.
I will be posting pics of my tattoos and new pearl jewelry I hopefully will be acquiring soon and anything else that applied to my Southern Belle with a twist personality.