Here is a shot of two of my tattoos (RHCP Asterisk and Lyrics to the Tool song Parabola) These bands have both changed my life and allowed me to realize things in life that really matter. If unreadable the lyrics are: Embrace this moment…Remember…we are eternal…all this pain is an illusion.
(Source: your-body-is-a-canvas, via your-body-is-a-canvas)
Done by Tom Yak of Electric Tattoo, Neptune NJ.
When I was younger, I went through an incredibly abusive and destructive relationship. It was about to reach it’s end when I found out I was pregnant. The drug addict father reacted by beating the shit out of me and throwing me off his back porch, and I remembered looking up and seeing the Big Dipper directly overhead. It stuck with me, and this tattoo and the constellation is a reminder of the times I lived through and the daughter I lost along the way. Perfect, and beautifully done.
“to feel free, like the weight’s gone off my shoulders. from the top of the world, i can finally breathe. and do you feel like me? have you been through what i’ve been through? ‘cause from the top of the world’s where you can finally see it’s safe to just let go. it’s safe to just let go.” the past year has seen me go from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs. here’s to finally being free from all the stress and bad feelings i’ve ever felt.
The love of my life, my niece, finally noticed my arms were different from her mother and fathers, she didn’t leave me alone and asked if she could draw on me :)