Thankful Thursday 7 May 2020

Happy first Thursday in May! Today tattoo #2 turned 6 months. 19 more days until Wraith celebrates his first Inksday. I can’t believe how fast time is flying by!

I’m thankful that Olde City Tattoo is following me on Instagram because if I have any questions, I can contact them. I also like looking on their page for inspiration for #3. Even though piercing and tattoo shops are closed during the quarantine, social media makes it easier to keep in touch with artists and piercers.


I’m friends with my one piercer, Zach. I was having more dermal issues and I learned that I can’t really trust all of the advice on Reddit. Some Reddit people told me it was rejecting; I sent the photo to Zach and he gave me advice of what to do. Floss the gunk out and keep the bandage off while I sleep. I was nervous about keeping the bandage off while I slept, but for two nights, it has been going smoothly. I clean the gunk out every night with flossing, then a saline soak. My dermal is looking much better. I’m thankful for Zach’s help and that he’s willing to help while he’s out of work. Once we get back, like a tattoo, I’ll get another piercing to help put the shop.

I’m also thankful for Marsha and Claire, thankful for their friendship and for their counsel. I’m also thankful for the love of my family; I cooked dinner for them tonight, kosher cod tacos again, and it was nice eating dinner as a family.


I’ve been working on Happiness Box 2019’s scrapbook. I finished September 2019 tonight and I can’t wait to share the music layouts for the 2nd half of 2019 when I’m done. I’ll admit that I’ve been ignoring blogs because I’ve been so focused on this scrapbook and just relaxing in general. What are you thankful for today?

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

One thought on “Thankful Thursday 7 May 2020”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy Thankful Thursday and happy 6 month anniversary to your empowering ink message! I’m glad you were able to get some advice on the care/repair of your tat when dermal issues arose and that it is looking and feeling better now. As friends go, Marsha and Claire are keepers. I wish I could taste the kosher cod tacos you made for your family.

    I am thankful for my health. We needed to have a refrigerator repairman over to the house today to work on our ice maker, and we all wore masks while he was here including the service man. I hope it is cathartic for you to work on your annual scrapbook.

    Take care, dear friend JM. I hope to see you soon!


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