This Soldier’s prayer…

March 26, 2006

I have been obsessed with tattoos since I joined the military. I really like the way a nicely done tattoo looks. I’m not the type of person to cover my entire body with tattoos, but a couple here and there in my mind is ok.

I had been thinking about getting a new tattoo, and since most of my tattoos are religous based, I wanted something to match. I also wanted something to commemerate my military service. Most of the ‘premade’ military tattoos are rather boring and ugly.

A while back I was at the bowling ally with my girlfriend and a couple of our friends. All of a sudden, after about five beers, an idea popped into my head. I scratched it out on a napkin, and working on it latter when I was sobber. I decided to write a ‘military’ prayer, which ended up as:

Protect me from the faces of evil.
Give strength to those fighting beside me.
Guide my unit through the perils of battle.
Lead us to the path of victory.

The final product, completed 26 March 2006:

This Soldier's Prayer.


3 Responses to “This Soldier’s prayer…”

  1. a grunt's girlfriend on March 28th, 2006 2:00 am

    Congratulations on the ink … nice way to make it personal and not just get any cookie cutter flash on the wall. Not only a tribute to you as a solider, but to all the other men around you. Be safe & well. HOOAH & love ~ J

  2. Chad on April 2nd, 2006 11:07 am

    That really is an awesome tattoo!

  3. Anthony on April 2nd, 2006 12:59 pm

    Thanks guys. The support is much appreciated, nothing sucks worse then getting a tattoo that nobody likes. Then you start to think maybe there is something wrong with YOUR eyes.

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