What does G > ^ V even mean?

Omg! You guys I’m so pumped to share this next post with you because it’s been in my scheduled drafts since May 22! Girl…we’re in June. Haha a little story before the big story: recently I’ve seen a good handful of my blogger friends talking about being your true self, being authentic, not being scared to hold what you have in your heart and for every one of those posts I’ve been like SO pumped and encouraged to keep sharing more of me to you. Of course this is with the intention that I’ll keep encouraging you guys to follow your dreams, to go against what others say of you and reach, dream, and climb high for those goals.

One of my goals right now is to continue to share my faith with you. And not because I want to start any riots and discuss over who is right and who is wrong but really to just share my personal experiences with God. I’ve always been into tattoos, I’m not sure what got me into them, it could be that my dad has like 8 and they all have an awesome story behind them. SO, with the being said the easiest way to share my faith right now is through my tattoos.

(P. FREAKING S.  – it has been THE hardest task to find photos of me visibly showing my tattoos. Like what can person doesn’t clearly show their tattos?! lol. I’m missing the one on rib which says “praise God” in hebrew with music notes. These old photos are in order in which I got my tattoos!)

The number is four. I have four tattoos and they are all connected to my faith. I got my first tattoo right before I turned eight teen and my dad went with me! (Or took me actually since I was a minor lol) He even decided he would get the same tattoo, except I have mine on my right hip and his is placed inside his arm because I highly doubt my dad would ever get a hip tattoo. haha After that came tattoo number two, then three (the one I can’t find photos of lol), and then I got my life motto. No really, I don’t think I fully processed that this line I saw on Nick Jonas’ forearm would actually relate to my every day life like it does. So, what does G > ^ V really mean?

To put it simply: God Is Greater than High’s and my Low’s. #preach. Particularly MY highs and lows.  When I got this tattoo I really wanted it to be visible, and it is! It’s the one I get the most questions on (hence this post) but I wanted it on my arm because when we praise God we lift our hands as a sign of surrender. I wanted to remeber that every time I lift my hands, no matter what is going on God is Greater than my High and Lows. So I really wanted the tattoo and placement of it to tie into that statement. Every time something great happens, I have to lift my hands, surrender, and be thankful. I also (it’s hard) have to do the same when something bad (or something not in my personal plan) happens. I have two arrows that face opposite directions above and under the symbols because that’s a reminder that even if it’s good or bad God is still greater. I think I’ve been immensely blessed in my life but that doesn’t mean I don’t hurt or cry or ask God why certain things happen…so again I have to remind myself that it doesn’t matter in which direction my life turns because I believe my God is greater. What areas in your life do you feel like God can’t handle? Let me tell you that as long as you keep holding a tight grip on that area of your life you won’t be able to experience the blessings God can pour unto you. Seek him first and give him those areas (after giving your heart) that you think are ‘too big’ because I promise you they are not. If I can be transparent with you, week in and week out Its a guessing game for how my finances will look but somehow I still eat dinner (thanks mom)  I can get to and from school (thanks Nick for carpooling with me) and somehow this week I’ve been incredibly blessed to find out that I can do two specific activities I’d need PLENTY of money for, free of charge. Like how big is my God? Without those blessings I’d be struggling in fear and pain. I’m really excited about these two events so I’ll tell you more about those later!!! Ah!

Okay! So to actually make this post awesome…I had a little help! I did something a little crazy when I was writing this post. I literally went on Instagram under this hashtag #godisgreaterthanhighandlows and I found some girls to reach out to. I told them who I was and what I had just started doing with this Faith tab. I asked them if they wanted to join in on and share along with me why they have this tattoo. Check them out below: I will link their Instagram handle by their name!

the models market god is greater than highs and lows

My reasoning behind this tattoo is plain and simple. It is a reminder that even when life gets tough, even when you feel like everything is crashing down on you, God is always there to support and guide you. The lows may be really low, but those highs, those highs are what makes me push through. The love God shows us is mind blowing. And I wanted something to remind me that no matter how anxious I get, no matter how depressed I may feel, someone is looking out for me. G > ^ V

– Victoria(her IG here)

As a sophomore in college, I decided to get this tattoo as a reminder to myself that God really is Greater than anything. I wanted to get a tattoo but was hesitant because I couldn’t find something that stood out to me enough to have on my body for the rest of my life. I found other people who had gotten the God is Greater Than Highs and Lows tattoo and fell in love with both the idea and the tattoo itself. Every time I went through a struggle in life, whether it was a failed engagement, not passing classes, or losing loved ones, I knew that in the end, God was there. He is who I would turn to in times like that. I am currently about to graduate college on June 17th, have a job working as a real estate broker in Oregon, and have an amazing boyfriend of about 6 months. I have God to thank for all the things in my life, especially the incredible things. The tattoo for me is something near and dear because it doesn’t matter what you have been through in life, God is always with you and can help you overcome anything and that he is also there to help you celebrate when good things happen.

– Sarie (her IG here)

I choose this tattoo cause it means soooo much but it’s that simple… I love it so much ❤️ there is nothing else to say … GOD IS GREATER THEN THE HIGHS AND LOWS 😚😚😚

-Manuela (her IG here)

 

 

Thank you guys so much for saying yes to my crazy random idea! You’ll forever be part of something special in my heart and cheers to new friends ✨💕 And Remember G > ^ V

Xo, Kat
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14 Comments

  1. June 8, 2017 / 2:54 PM

    Love the meaning behind the tattoo! Such a great daily reminder to look at.

    • Kat
      June 8, 2017 / 3:18 PM

      It really is!!! I’m so glad you like it!

  2. Karen
    June 8, 2017 / 3:11 PM

    LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! So proud of you !!

    • Kat
      June 8, 2017 / 3:18 PM

      Love you babes!

  3. June 8, 2017 / 3:17 PM

    ahhhh i love it girl! i have two tattoos that are both visible on my hand/wrist so i always get asked about them too. love the meanings behind yours 💓

    • Kat
      June 8, 2017 / 3:19 PM

      Ah, I want to see yours! haha I’m always ready for a tattoo story!

  4. June 8, 2017 / 3:59 PM

    I love that your tattoo has a meaning, and it totally suits you!

    Beautiful Post!❤️

  5. June 8, 2017 / 5:02 PM

    All of your tattoos are perfect. I’m working up the courage to get my first one and I want it to be connected with my faith. Thanks for sharing, girlfriend and I’m super excited to see more faith posts.

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    xoxo

  6. June 8, 2017 / 5:47 PM

    Aw i love that you featured others with the same tatt! So cute! And the meaning is awesome !

  7. Joel
    June 8, 2017 / 6:23 PM

    I’m so proud of you!!! Great post!!! Keep sharing your faith and relationship with God to the world. God has blessed me with your life, I can see His wonders and miracles through you. Just like the web is your means to express yourself… your life is God’s canvas on which He is creating a wonderful work of art to let others see His Glory in you.
    Luv you daddy❤❤❤

    • Kat
      June 8, 2017 / 6:37 PM

      Love you too dad! Thank you for always supporting my crazy dreams!! <3

  8. June 8, 2017 / 6:46 PM

    Wow! This was such a great post and I love the meaning behind the tattoo. It’s such a great reminder to us all to remember that even when life throws us curve balls, God has got us. Thanks for sharing babe!

  9. June 8, 2017 / 7:59 PM

    You’re so amazing! Love the meaning of your tattoo, It’s an amazing great reminder that God can surpass all of our fears and lows. Keep being your beautiful self!

  10. June 12, 2017 / 6:08 PM

    This is such a cool and unique post! I really love the meaning behind your tattoo and how you really thought about it carefully – like the placement of it etc. It’s so refreshing to hear about a tattoo with true depth behind it! And it’s so lovely how you’ve included other girls in this post! I honestly had never heard of G > ^ V before so I feel like I have learnt something new!

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    x

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