Sherry, Indiana, and Matthew, Maryland
The long story behind our (matching) tattoos begins a year ago in March of 2015. I was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. This prestigious award is given to 50 librarians world wide each year. Matthew Winner was named a Mover and Shaker in March of 2013. To celebrate, Matthew sent me a graphic he had designed which said Mover and Shaker in Gallifreyan, the language of Time Lords (from our absolute favorite classic show, Doctor Who). Matthew said he wanted to make me a shirt that had the graphic. The shirt conversation soon turned into “wouldn’t that be a cool tattoo?” At first it was a bit of a joke, but the more we talked about it, the better the idea sounded. Matthew and I decided we would have our Gallifreyan Mover and Shaker tattoos done while we were both in Columbus, Ohio for our bi-annual school librarian conference.
The very first night we were in town we went and had our tattoos done. Four months later, it’s still the most awesome thing we’ve done in celebration of being Movers and Shakers, best friends, and as a daily reminder that we are enough and are doing good things!