|Why SAKURA 桜?!|
It took years for me to finally made up my mind if I will go for it or not… It’s not that I was afraid of the pain, but I was afraid of the permanence and what may people around me think about the drama.
For a little trivia: Sakura is a Japanese word for Cherry Blossoms, a cute indigenous flower which blooms mostly in Japan and known to be as their National Flower as well.
Why Sakura ?! Well, it just came to me like THAT! After all the heartaches all I want is a change. Anime titled “Cardcaptor Sakura” introduced Sakura to me. From there, main character named Sakura really loves cherry blossoms not just because it named after her but it reminds her of her Okasan Nadeshiko Kinomoto who happens to lived in her memory and spirit as she died when Sakura is only three years old. It symbolizes hope that whatever Sakura’s trials, still she believes she can conquers all and she’s worthy to be called as THE GUARDIAN of THE CLOW CARDS at her very young age. After finishing 70 episodes ("yes 70 EPISODES!!! whew...") and being an OTAKU ofcourse , I’m beginning to like Sakura even more. (evil laugh)
For Chinese and Japanese cultures Sakura symbolizes the spring season, and with it they represent renovation and change – a new beginning, transience and the ephemeris of life. Also, it usually stands for femininity and grace...(blah...blah...blah)
For me, every time I saw Sakura it inspires me to embrace a new and beautiful season of my life in where happiness is on my grasp, that life is brief and beautiful, and such it should be enjoyed while it lasts. Getting the tattoo made me even more alive and even more encouraged to face life’s trials.
I've got it last May 7, 2011 and I've traveled miles for it and since it was my birthday a day after, it was just like a birthday gift for myself. First, I thought it was private, that I was just doing it for myself, but time comes people beginning to noticing it especially my housemates...ahyih! (but I'm freely publishing it three weeks ago here, PLURK, Twitter and even on FS.. haven't saw it?!..oh my..everyone knows it!)
The cherry blossom tattoo wasn't cheap, costing close to Php 3,500.00. It depends on sizes you want. But for me, it doesn't seem to be a place you skimp or even a suit you can take off if you change your mind... (AGREE?!...another evil laugh)
What if people discouraged me about this tattooed drama?!...
I said, “Whatever consequences may it seems, I'll take it with me. It's attached.”