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I got a tattoo.
I can think of only one friend who has a tattoo. So if
you're one of my friends or family, you're probably wondering
why in the world I got a tattoo. I'm going to tell you, but
first I'll remind you:
If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
In May 2012, I had a baby. We planned for a home birth, but my
body didn't cooperate and I had a C section. Had I lived 100 years
ago I would have bled to death in childbirth and a C section is
clearly better but I was still really upset. Every time I looked down
at my belly I saw the scar where they sliced me open. So
I got a tattoo. And now when I look down at my belly, I see birds.
Tattoo drawn by Colin Stevens at
in San Francisco.
Last updated 2 October 2013
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