I got this at a time in my life when I finally felt free. It couldn’t have been more perfect for me.
Done a year ago at Black Swan Tattoos in Lakeland, Florida by Chris Taylor
This is my second tattoo. It’s located on the right side of my ribcage. The quote is from the book Tuesdays With Morrie. I read the book a couple of years ago and the quote just always stuck with me. Henri from Seven Gates Tattoo in Vernon, NJ did it for me.
My oyster & pearl.
There is beauty in everything.
“It’s alright to fear when tasting the sun” is what my back says. It’s from my father’s metal band when I was 13 years old. I manipulated the original lyric which was “It’s alright to fear when we’re tasting the sun”.
The first time I heard the song, I fell in love with it. I listened to his lyrics and fell in love with the one line. After I had turned 18, I had gone through a horrible relationship. I was angry over it and was just going to give up on everything altogether because I was scared of ever being hurt again. Then the lyric hit me. It was alright to fear when tasting the sun, which to me meant it’s okay to be afraid when you’re reaching to do something great. Like fall in love.
Now, nearly being 20 and having my life motto on me forever, it’s guided me and reminded me that’s it’s okay to be scared. For that, I’ve found someone I truly am in love with. Something as silly as a tattoo kept me motivated to never give up.
This is my newest tattoo, and it says “Oh Well > What If?” It’s there to remind me to take risks, and if they turn out badly, it’s still better than playing it safe and never knowing what could have been. I would rather live a life of oh wells than a life of what ifs.
Done by Mel at Metal N Ink in Hamilton, ON, CA.
done at ink-alot in mount pleasant texas.
in honor of one of my favorite death cab songs.
Name of a Drudkh song.
Done by awesome Andy B. at Sacred Tattoo in NYC