As I mentioned last week, I’m messed up on order now. Anyways, this is the first tattoo I got where there was really any thought behind it. In college I decided I wanted to make 1,000 paper cranes. So I made 1000 paper cranes. As legend has it, if you make 1,000 paper cranes you’re allowed to have one wish granted – so I wished for a tattoo of a paper crane. Boom – wish granted. I wish I could say the same thing for the little girl the legend started for, because that story is totally a bummer. I also had Danielle add in a few origami lucky stars, which my friend Hope taught me how to make in elementary school and I continue to make oodles of to this day.
Fun story about the 1,000 paper cranes that I made: I used to be really active on Craftster.org, and one day a girl posted an origami project that she was using for her bridal bouquet. I left a message that it was great and she responded that her entire wedding was going to be origami themed, but she was worried she wouldn’t be able to make enough cranes for the centerpieces in time for the wedding. I mailed her several cardboard boxes full of paper cranes of varying sizes, colors and patterns the next day. I hope her wedding was beautiful.
Bonus picture of a rainbow crane mobile I made: