So I was literally reading to hate this blog post because I could not think of anything in the past year that would qualify as multi-modal. To be honest, I was ready to just skip this post all together. I have never created a film, performed a song, done poetry, or written a blog and used images. After stressing over this since Wednesday’s class, I realized I just did not feel like I would be able to come up with something to write about but in re watching Kress’s videos and especially in “What is multi-modality?”, something he said about what multi-modality is used for really struck with me. It is used to communicate something, to convey a meaning, and the requirement for multi-modal forms to address multiple needs. As I was watching this video, I was actually sketching out some tattoo ideas. This made me wonder if tattoos could be considered a multi-modality and I think it does. I spend a lot of time thinking about what I am trying to convey with my tattoos and the personal meaning that connects with me. All my tattoos are meant to communicate something to myself and others while the meaning is a personal significance to myself. The time needed to finish the sketching and designing a tattoo can also vary depending on if the ideas flow and mesh together. I’ve had drawings that take me multiple years while same take a day or two. I have a multiple sketchbooks filled with drawings. Sometimes I use pencil or ink or watercolor or marker. I also really enjoy sketching out tattoos for friends because I get to be apart of something that means a lot to them and becomes a permanent part of their life. I thought about putting a few pictures with my post to show what I’ve been sketching but I get really self conscious showing people my ideas so verbally, a few of the ones that I am working on right now is a wanderlust globe tattoo since I want to become a foreign English teacher and travel the world and the other idea is a spine tattoo of moon flowers with their leaves. Anyway, hope this makes sense!