Day one of:
Going through the physical pains of labour knowing for sure that upon delivery he would leave this world, was a pain that cannot be explained.
I am Muslim, in Islam Tattoos are prohibited as it involves changing the creation of Allah. I reverted to Islam when I was 22 years old. Once you take your Shahadah (Testimony of faith) anything done before that point is not counted.
Saying that, at 18 one of my first Tattoos was the letter ‘O’ with a crown on it, in the center of the ‘O’ is a date. The date I had my first real heartbreak the first emotional, mental and even physical breakdown I have suffered.
This date and that letter represent the life and death of my son Owais.
Going through the physical pains of labour knowing for sure that upon delivery he would leave this world was a torture that cannot be explained.
The tattoo was a reminder to myself that although he lived for only 1 minute after being born premature, his imprint upon my life will be imprinted upon not only my physical body but my mind and soul forever.