Sarah. Another Indestructible Woman. Expresses herself with a XIZOZU Tattoo.

As of this post more than a half dozen women have had XIZOZU™ Tattoos designed; at least three of them have already had them inked. We are incredibly honored to help people express their strength and healing in such a personal, artful way.

Meaningful Tattoos that represent your healing, courage and strength
Sarah, our latest Indestructible Woman, talks about what moved her to get her XIZOZU™ tattoo.

“This is my 6th tattoo. I have four on my back and one on my ankle. All of my tattoos are unique pieces with special meanings. I had been thinking about getting one on my arm for a while.

“This year has been difficult in that I had injured my back and ended up having surgery. I’ve had to overhaul my priorities and strip away as many stressors as possible. My focus has been on healing and trying to grow stronger.

“Tattoos for me are empowering so I searched for a while to find something that could mark this shift in my life. When I came across the Xizozu site, I was deeply moved by the intention of the symbols. Not only are they beautiful, they all honored survival. I have a long history of surviving traumas, so the message and the aesthetic connected with me.

“When I look at my Xizozu designed tattoo, I am reminded of my resilience. This is the easy answer for anyone who asks for the meaning. Those who know my story, understand how perfect it represents me.”

We love how it looks! And more importantly what it represents.

Go Sarah. You’re an inspriation. Go. Go. Go.

You’re Forever Tattooed in My Heart

The very first ZIZOZU tattoo - a reminder to the wearer of how far she's come and to keep believing.

This week in our private Facebook group, The XIZOZU Sisterhood of Indestructible Women, the conversation turned toward tattoos. How many do you have? What are they of?

It was fun to read how different women used body art to express themselves—they’re philosophies, dreams and sorrows.

So in the spirit of giving I offered a free custom tattoo design to the first eight women who asked for one and was delighted when six women chimed in right off the bat.

One by one each woman shared her story with me privately. A few told me very specific experiences or character traits that they wanted to honor, others told me deeply moving stories about what they were going through currently, others shared their detailed accounts of their pasts and how they overcame emotional and physical adversity. I can’t tell you how many times I had tears rolling down my cheeks while reading their words. The strength—emotional and physical—these women possess is incredibly inspiring.

Using what they had shared I set about finding the expressions that would capture their intention and the essence of their stories. The first one I designed gave me chills as the XIZOZU characters landed on the page instantly; the second made me cry; and the third had me holding my breath as I tried many different angles. Then after one design took shape, I exhaled. I knew that was it.

I sent each woman their custom XIZOZU design and they each sent me back emails saying in their own words that when they saw it, they’d cried. Of course, that made me cry, again.

I posted this to the group:

“Your responses to the XIZUZO Tattoo designs have been more touching than I could have imagined. My heart is bursting.

I still have a few to do but I want to remind you all that the things these XIZOZU express are aspects of the magnificence you possess. Their beauty is in that. I’ve simply given some of your invisible energy and awesomeness a visible shape – made it something you can see. Something you can point to, or touch, and say “That’s me. That’s how awesome I am.” Even on your lowest days. Especially then.

So I hope when you decide where to have them tattooed it’s somewhere you can see, often. When others see them they might think, oh that’s pretty. But you will know…no, that’s fuckin’ beautiful. That’s me.”

And that’s what XIZOZU is: You.

I am in awe of the women who share their stories so they and other women can grow. It’s exactly what XIZOZU was meant for.

Want to see the designs we created? Come over and join the group.