quote from neutral milk hotel’s “in the aeroplane over the sea.” i’ve loved the band for years, as well as the sentiment behind this lyric.
done by ryan macgibbon at new york abstract tattoo in brooklyn, ny.
“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Not from the bible, but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, off Kendra Dumbledore’s grave. Written in Albus Dumbledore’s handwriting, and in emerald green ink.
I got it not only to remind myself of my love of Harry Potter and everything the series taught me, but to remind myself that my heart will always be with the things and people I treasure. Voluntarily or not. In all honesty, the quote is pretty self explanatory. It means the world to me, as do my treasures. I absolutely love it.
Done at Phase II Tattoos on Arlington, WPG, MB.
This is my second tattoo and it has the most meaning, I have a long history with depression and self-harming, the quote really means something to me because it is a constant reminder that ultimately I am the person who controls my life, I am the master of my fate, no one else. Having this beautiful reminder on my arm will help me resist the urge to cut.
I’d like to credit my tattoo artist, OJ from East Coast Studios in Sydney, NS. He was absolutely amazing.
My first ever tattoo, and it is of the Swahili symbol for “Hakuna Matata” which also means “No Worries”. People always assume it is of a treble clef, but they would be sadly mistaken. I love this tattoo because no only does it express a certain attribute of myself I would like to improve on (too worrisome), but it also is a way of expressing my love for The Lion King. Growing up, I believed I was a real lion, and my zodiac symbol being a leo, didn’t help my case at all. I would definitely say though, my spirit animal is a lion. This tattoo was done by a friend of a friend of mine in Battleground, Washington. His name is James Atchley, and he is actually doing more ink on me soon. He rocks by the way!
This is a mixture of many different things, I love the watercolor artist Stina Persson and wanted a tattoo that looked similar to her style. On my top left shoulder is one of Niki de Saint Phalle’s nanas, to show not only a large active body but also in tribute to my work as a fat activist. The quote is from “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman” by Mary Wollstonecraft, though it has been slightly modified from the original text.
The tattoo was done by Caryl Cunningham from Eternal Ink in Taylor, Mi.
My second Mars Tatt, and 5th Tattoo.
A reminder to never stop fighting, and that’s why I got it on my hand.
By Rafael at Enigma Tattoos Studio in Majorca, Spain.
My autumn tree done by the lovely Michelle Hall at The Skin Kitchen in Des Moines Iowa
Freshly done. Probably the only tattoo I’ve with meaning. I obviously used to cut myself. And this is a constant reminder to love myself. I’m really happy with it :). And I also got it for my nineteenth birthday.
Done by Anthony at Shovelheads in North Attleboro, MA. He’s wonderful.
My second tattoo and most meaningful piece I currently have..
“I live for you because you died for me”
Just a simple but powerful motto I live by.
Done at Golden Monkey Tattoo, in Fredericksburg, VA, by Mike Tschirn.