This is my 7th tattoo but probably my most meaningful. I grew up in a small town known as Richmond, Indiana and this tattoo is the design on the state flag. The torch is a representation of liberty and enlightenment while the 6 rays stand for the vast-reaching concept of the two. The 13 stars of the outer circle stand for the 13 original colonies of the U.S. The 5 inner stars represent the next 5 states the were admitted to the Union. Then there is the largest star positioned right above the torch that stands for the 19th state admitted, which is Indiana, of course. Ironically, my birth mark is right above all of this.
My tattoo artist was the very talented, Mike Ledger, who has done my last 3 tattoos, in Middletown, Pennsylvania.
I have lived in Pennsylvania now for 7 years but I’ll never forget where I come from. Indiana might be known as a flat, boring place to many but to me it’s filled with people I love and a place I call home.