my tattoos: part 3

we've made it, folks. i'm sharing my final tattoo with you today!

i got this one on my 20th birthday. it was one that i knew i wanted for about three months, so i went ahead and did it. as you know, my tattoos represent something to do with my faith, and this last one is no exception.

i got the phrase "walk in love" on my foot, to represent Jesus' life on earth and also to remind me how i'm supposed to live. the phrase comes from 2 john: 6, which says "And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love."



as soon as i stumbled upon that verse, i knew that i wanted it to be the tattoo that represented Jesus in the Trinity. as you may remember, "agape" represents God and the dove of peace represents the Holy Spirit.

Jesus lived a life that was characterized by love. as a christian, i am supposed to do the same. so, i got this tattoo to remind me that no matter where i go, who i encounter, or what i do, i should do it all with love and in love. 

i got it on my foot because Jesus walked on the earth, just as i am doing now. also, it kinda makes sense to have it there, since the phrase is about walking and all!

miss the first two tattoos?

19 comments

  1. I need to read your other tattoo posts, but this one is really neat. Love it! I want a tattoo so badly, but am so scared of the pain. I want one on my foot as well. Thinking about having it say "Everything happens for a reason"
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love this, so simple yet a powerful meaning! I also love a little ink on the foot. How bad did it hurt? I'd love to get my next one there but haven't come up with the courage yet :)

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    1. it didn't really hurt that bad, honestly. the one on my ribs was definitely the most sore afterwards! to me, tattoos are more annoying than painful. it's a super weird feeling when the artist is doing it, but it's not something that made me want to cry or stop. i think it's totally worth the temporary annoyance/pain!

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    2. Yes they are more of an annoyance not that they don't hurt but it's more of a burning pain. Afterwards it feel kinda like a sun burn! So worth it though :)

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  3. wow, so very inspring thanks for sharing, I have enjoyed learning about what each of these mean to you! Where that one is located looked like it might of been painful, was it painful?

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  4. That is so perfect. I like the symbolism so so much. So ... the way I'm seeing it, you have one for each member of the Trinity ... ?

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    1. yes! each one represents a different person in the Trinity!

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  5. I love this, Lauren! And yes -- great placement for such a statement!

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  6. I love this! I need to read your other 2 parts to this!
    -Anna
    asweetsouthernmess.blogspot.com

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  7. Love, love, love!

    I want my text tattoo on my foot but I'm kind of terrified!
    I heard they're painful! Eeeek!

    xo

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    1. it wasn't bad! my ribs were definitely more painful/sore afterwards. the foot recovers pretty quickly! you should go for it :)

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  8. Love this and I love the meaning behind all 3 of your tattoos!

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  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE… if I went a whimp I would draw inspiration from the same verse! Just love the message of his love for us and how we should reflect it!!

    Youre wonderful!

    xo
    Meg

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  10. Love your tattoo! I've been thinking about getting one for a couple years now, but I just can't go through with it yet. I'm too afraid of getting something I won't want in a few years.

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  11. I just got my first tattoo on the inside arch of my foot. I got the infinity symbol with love written into it. It's a testimony to the fact that I know a Love that never ends and He loved me enough to die for me! Love your new ink! :)

    Jess
    anaromaofmySavior.blogspot.com

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  12. hey lauren. so, i met you last night at the blogger meetup and it was a lot of fun. thanks for being a great hostess. i am sad to say that i had never visited your blog before today. a friend that i work with (that follows) said we have the same tattoo, so i just had to look up the post. i have "walk in love" on the top of my left foot. i got it last september to mark the day before our new church site launched (which my husband i and were a big part of). however, i chose this from ephesians 5:2 "walk in love, just as Christ also loved you ..." guess the meaning is still the same as yours. just a reminder to strive every day to love like Jesus. anywho, it was great to meet you. have a great week!

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  13. Hey Lauren,

    I love reading your blog. It's inspired me to write my own (because the world needs one more young blonde woman sharing her thoughts and clothing choices). :D Iwanted to let you know that there is a store called "walk in love" in Lancaster PA. Super far, Iknow. I believe that they are developing a store. They've got t's with great saysing and scripture, back packs, cardis and killer jewelry. Every purchase goes to missions. Beauty of small business, eh?

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Kelsey
    www.beealwaysbeautiful.blogspot.com

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