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Addiction Recovery Tattoos

You could choose to tat this as a standalone piece or a hidden symbol with a larger piece or sleeve work. Whatever type you choose, this logo can help to remind you of your determination and strength on the rough days. The list of potential recovery symbols is basically infinite.

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While tattoos come in all shapes, sizes, and designs, some have a deep meaning behind them beyond just the style. Sobriety tattoos signify an important moment in an individual's life and can be powerful symbols.

Recovery isn't a sprint: it's a marathon. It is a lifelong battle with many ups and downs. While you might stumble, you are also succeeding because you have made the choice to live a sober life. The phrase 'one step at a time' can remind you that every step towards recovery is a step in the right direction. While you can get this tattoo anywhere, like the forearm or calf, adding this to the foot (as shown above) adds irony and fun to the tattoo.

If you want to document the exact time you made the choice to fight your addiction, a clock with a date can be a great reminder of when you made your courageous decision. This tattoo can take many shapes and sizes, but since a clock with a time and date is fairly discreet, you can choose to make this a larger tattoo. This will allow you to get fairly decorative with the artistic elements in your recovery piece and still have a great reminder of your choice for a different path. The bicep, forearm, and even the calf can work well for clock pieces.

Another tattoo you might find on recovering alcoholics is the triangle. This is a symbol of an equilateral triangle, and it may also feature a circle around the triangle. The whole symbol is from AA. The triangle represents the legacies of AA, which include unity, recovery, and service. The circle is meant to represent AA itself or the community that is available to support you through your journey. Placement of the triangle symbol is very diverse given the simplicity of the logo. You could choose to tat this as a standalone piece or a hidden symbol with a larger piece or sleeve work. Whatever type you choose, this logo can help to remind you of your determination and strength on the rough days.

Another important aspect of recovery is the serenity prayer. These few words help to remind the person of both his or her limitations and strengths. Recovery can be a time of turmoil, grief, and even despair. These words remind of the wearer of the ultimate goal of peace and a more stable life without alcohol. The words are also associated with AA and the 12-step program. The serenity prayer is rather large and will need a bit of space to make it clear and readable. Therefore, areas like the bicep, chest, shoulder, or thigh might work best for this calming tattoo.

Much like the sobriety coins that help those that have chosen to fight their addiction to alcohol, a recovering alcoholic tattoo provides a permanent reminder of a significant choice in a person's life: the decision to give up alcohol. These tattoos come in different styles, and placement is pretty much limitless - depending on the design you choose. A larger design will require more area, but a small design can fit neatly in tight spaces such as the wrist.

One of the most important things to consider when deciding on this type of tattoo is how visible you want it to be to others. Would you prefer that this to be a private moment you are commemorating for yourself? Or, are you comfortable discussing your recovery? That's really the only limit to how much skin you can cover with your recovery tattoo. For example, some people might choose to make their recovery tattoo into a large work, adding to the tattoo with each passing year. However, others might get a small design that is a personal reminder for just themselves.

As with any other tattoo, you should consider all the pros and cons of getting a recovery tattoo. Many people that choose to get one feel that the tattoo serves as a permanent reminder of the commitment to a stable, sober lifestyle. Additionally, looking at the chosen wording or symbol can help them get through moments of weakness or reach out to a sponsor.

There are some cons to consider with this type of tattoo as well. Some recovery centers point out the permanence of the tattoo for something that may be an up-and-down road. If you choose to get a recovery tattoo with the date of your sobriety, if you were to fall off the wagon, this could serve as a constant reminder of when you stumbled. This may be discouraging to some on the road to recovery. Choosing to get your tattoo in a visible place could also bring about questions you might not be ready to answer. For example, would you be prepared to tell your boss about your tattoo if he or she were to ask?

Commemorating your victory over alcoholism with a tattoo can help to serve as a reminder of the battle you are fighting and winning. However, keep in mind that relapses are common. This concerns professionals in recovery because a tattoo can serve as a permanent reminder of a relapse and might hinder recovery. Therefore, weigh the pros and cons carefully before getting that recovery tattoo. Whether you choose to get the ink or not, remember your courageous decision, and you will be victorious.

Though her tattoos are unusual, her story is not. Pill addiction, which can be detrimental on its own, can easily lead to other devastating addictions. Both are all too common in the Rust Belt and countless communities across the United States. A full 19.7 million Americans age 12 and older were dealing with a substance use disorder in 2017, and mental health issues can make people more susceptible to substance use, reports the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

The INK-nitiative program serves people with tattoos from a challenging time in their past that are holding them back from making a fresh start. Many have tattoos in prominent locations like the face, neck, and hands. If you or someone you know fit this description, learn more about the INK-nitiative program.

This week on Talk Recovery Radio we welcome two tattoo artists in recovery from addiction, Dre Gail and Riley Maten. They will both share their stories of recovery and talk about how they got into tattooing and how it has effected their recovery journey. Babydoll tattoos has been around since 2017 and has grown to a fully equipped multi artist shop in 2022. Catch it all on our Facebook page Thursday at 12pm. The show will be replayed on radio at 12pm PST on Thursday February 9th, 2023.

Talk Recovery airs live every Thursday at noon on 100.5 FM, Vancouver Coop Radio. The Last Door produces this weekly radio show discussing the many pathways to addiction recovery. To end stigma we must continue to talk about recovery. Talk Recovery is in its 7th Season, Hundreds of guests, thousands of listeners, thank you. Show ideas? Email

By and large, body modifications are safe if properly cleaned and cared for, but there is a line. When body modifications become tied to mental health or are creating emotional issues, a love of tattoos may have evolved from interest to addiction.

Body modification refers to any process that modifies the body from its natural state. Body modification generally describes tattoos and piercings but can extend to other, more extreme alternatives, like filing the edges of teeth to make them pointed, surgically created elf ears, split tongues or implanted devil-like horns. For the average person, a tattoo or two and ear piercings are the limit, but this can vary greatly from one person to another.

If you are an active part of the recovery community, you may have noticed that body modification is extremely common. Tattoos, in particular, are prevalent in those attempting to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol for a number of reasons.

Body modifications are often associated with self-discovery and identity, and for many people on the road to sobriety, the need to document the process is strong. While generally not recommended due to the changes in the emotional state following addiction, sobriety tattoos are extremely popular. Seen as a way to mark the journey getting sober takes, many in recovery favor things like the date treatment began, symbols like the phoenix or anything else reminiscent of the escape from substance abuse. Those who have been through rehabilitation more than once may choose to commemorate all efforts, leading to a large number of tattoos over the course of several years. Recovering users may also choose to change their appearances following treatment, both to mark the start of a new life and to create distance between who they are now and who they used to be. This can lead to tattoos, piercings, new hairstyles or hair colors and even a change in wardrobe.

Any pleasurable behavior, from shopping to gambling to sex, can be addictive, and this includes tattoos. These activities do not require an external chemical to meet the threshold for an addiction, they simply must take on the characteristics of a process addiction. For some people, getting tattoos and making further changes to the body can indeed be an addiction, creating new and complex issues for those in recovery.

As with all addictions, an addiction to tattoos starts small, usually with a single small tattoo early in young adulthood. However, this can quickly begin to spiral, particularly for those who have friends with many tattoos. Body modifications may seem like a necessity to fit in, leading to an increase in piercings and tattoos simply to feel like a member of a social group.

Some people can live with a few tattoos without a strong urge to get more, but tying tattoos to emotions or circumstances can lead to a rapid acceleration in body modification decisions. This is particularly true if tattoos are tied to milestones in life like sobriety. Some people also experience an endorphin rush during the body modification process, creating a strong want for further piercings or tattoos. Further, body modification can align with co-occurring disorders like body dysmorphic disorder, indicating other mental health issues. 041b061a72


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