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One foot in front of the Other-with a Camino Tattoo

Camino de Santiago Spain

I am writing this blog about a Camino Tattoo before I even have a title, that’s because I am not sure how to explain. How do you put into words that I suffered pain, tiredness exhaustion, joy, friendship and memories in one tattoo?

Today I got a tattoo, but I earned it. I walked 600KM (give or take) across Spain with just my backpack and arrow or a shell to pint me in the right direction. OK, I did have a guidebook but sometimes it wasn’t much help. So after that what do you do to commemorate such a journey but get a Camino Tattoo right.

Camino Tattoo a year later

Yes, I had to wait to get the tattoo. My feet were blistered, sore, and in pain most of the trip. It was only fitting that the tattoo is on my foot right…NO, NO, NO. It was the most painful thing ever. If I didn’t know better I would have thought the guy was sawing my foot off. Sorry to say, there were some not so nice words out my mouth BUT, I did not cry!

So now I have a tattoo on my foot. And the first thing I think of is OMG I have a tattoo on my foot, forever. It is never coming off what on earth did I do. But it is still a great conversation starter at the beaches!

Every time I look at it I think I was right. I earned this and I will think about how every morning no matter what I got up and started walking and walking. Then did it again the next day and so on. So I have a reminder that I can do anything if I just put one foot in front of the other and start.

I don’t know what my path is yet. I’m just walking on it.

Olivia Newton-John

Camino Tattoo

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