Category Archives: Beauty

The mesmerising allure of tattoos


Over the past couple of decades, I have watched tattoos become popular, a fashion accessory and totally accepted in our society … well by some … my mother hates them and there are still those that can be a little too judgy. When I was growing up only people who were sailors, bikies or criminals got tattoos. If a female got a tattoo it was frowned upon and they were labelled as “that sort of gal”. However, the practice of tattooing has become an art form and with them a symbolic and poignant meaning in one’s life. My tattoo artist told me when I was getting my very first one just recently, that women, especially those in their 20s, are now their highest clientele and on researching this further, these statistics are similar across all studios in Australia. In fact, Australia is one of the four most tattooed nations is the world. I wondered about Italy, the country of my family’s heritage especially after attending the Italian Film festival here in Brisbane where one of the actors had the most beautiful tattoo. It was a rose climbing up her spine, the roses where red. Just gorgeous. We were privy to the actress’ tattoo in the lovemaking scene in the film. The Italians, along with their comedy and conflict in films do love some loving in their films. It was a serene and sensual piece of body art.

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I am a “Perennial”


I am officially a perennial and not the flowering kind … Although I do like to smell just as sweet. I actually love that I am part of a generation of women that have our own label and, in my opinion,  it’s a good label too. What is a perennial you ask? A woman who is 40 plus and has no age mindset. That is me! In an article from Daily Life from the Sydney Morning Herald tells us of its origins:

It was coined by US internet entrepreneur Gina Pell, 49, who explains, “Perennials are ever-blooming, relevant people of all ages who know what’s happening in the world, stay current with technology and have friends of all ages. We get involved, stay curious, mentor others, and are passionate, compassionate, creative, confident, collaborative, global-minded risk takers.”

I tick all of the above. I keep current on all things happening around me. I love technology and give it a go and even take selfies. I have friends of all ages, from all decades. I get involved. I am mega-curious about everything. I mean everything! I am uber passionate and extremely compassionate. I am creative. I am confident most of the time and I do tend to throw myself into the deep end. That’s being confident don’t you think? I am very collaborative and I am always taking risks! Tick … tick … tick … I am a Perennial.

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