TLT: Insufficient

three line tales, week 31: tattoos  and sliver rings

Credit: Alex Hockett

For every day he spent with her, he got a tattoo done.

When she died, he’d gaze at his ink filled arms, hoping to get some satisfaction in the physical fullness of the words and images ingrained on his skin.

But no matter how hard he tried, he knew that every inch of his skin was replete with a testimony of their short time together.

For Three Line Tales

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15 Responses to TLT: Insufficient

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Very Sad S. But at least, he has those memories. On a more morbid note, this reminds me I was reading in death, the ink fades from a person’s body into their skin. So I think it would appear you didn’t have tattoos anymore. I read it somewhere lol.

    • swritings says:

      That’s interesting! ☺ … Yes, memories are all we’re left with in the end..

    • inkedautist says:

      Well, unless they have their tattoos preserved. Yes, that’s a thing. There’s a company now that will harvest tattoos off of a deceased person and preserve and frame them. As an inked person myself I plan to have this done to my tattoos so that a part of me will always be with those closest to me.

  2. Bittersweet thoughts will he have.

  3. Singledust says:

    when you know a loved one is dying you want to preserve every single day you spend with them and you have captured this so eloquently….i salute your tribute to this beautiful love story that will live on.

  4. Sweet and sour at the same time.

  5. jademwong says:

    Ohh…what a sad twist to the photo. The time you spend with loved ones, never feel enough unfortunately… 😦

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  7. magarisa says:

    Such a bittersweet tale. Beautifully written!

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