I asked, specifically, for one special photo to be taken by my wedding photographer. It is a shot that was suggested to me some time ago by my friends at ehbabes.com. While their suggestion did not include the fabulous backdrop of the Chicago skyline (taken from the lake side) my addition of it only deepened the meaning.
The photo below is my back with my Man in the Maze tattoo on my back. The man in the maze is the logo/icon for the ehbabes.com and represents many things to me – all of them adoption related.
I got this tattoo a few years back, much to the chagrine of many who know me. Why would you do that? Why would you put that on your back? Its so, so, LARGE! Its in the middle of your back. Really, what you were thinking?
What was I thinking? I was thinking of progress, and the future, and of hope and of promise. I was for the first time since I had become pregnant with my daughter, branding myself. I explained the logo and the meaning in this post.
And today, with this photo, I still think it. Many people regret tattoos. This one I wear with pride. For me, for ehbabes, for marginalized mothers past and present. May we all learn to self define.