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Tattoos and Dreams Come True

Rio de Janeiro: Tattoos and Dreams Come True - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog

Since Rio was a destination I dreamt of for a long time, I wanted to do something memorable to mark the occasion. When my friend expressed interest in getting a tattoo, I took it as confirmation since the idea had crossed my mind a time or two or three . Unfamiliar with the tattoo scene in Rio de Janiero, I began to search the internet for reviews and recommendations and found a couple of shops that caught my eye. Unfortunately, they were booked solid for days ahead and we only had a couple days left in Rio. Then we came across a shop in Ipanema called Carnificina Tattoo and after looking at some samples of their work, we felt comfortable with them and once working out the cost the only question left was what to get exactly.

I knew I wanted something that was representative of travel but not in an obvious way. I didn’t just want a plane, compass or a passport stamp. I’ve seen amazing versions of tattoos of these images, but that’s not me. I am a lover of good, powerful and meaningful words so when I said, “going going gone” aloud it just made sense. The “going going” represents all the time I spent making plans and never seeing them through; watching everyone take the trips I’ve dreamt of and being content in that. But “gone” signals change. When I said, enough is enough and embarked on my adventures, and I haven’t looked back since. Here’s to staying gone…Rio de Janeiro: Tattoos and Dreams Come True - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog

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