This is the logo of my late father’s antique/music/coffee shop called “Scott’s Folkatorium” and the script “Psalm 46:10,” the first half of which reads, “Be still and know that I am God”
This was my first tattoo and holds several layers of meaning for me. Primarily, though, it is in commemoration of a man who touched the lives of thousands simply by being a good man with a ceaselessly giving heart. I chose the logo to honor him because it had been his lifelong dream to own the store, and at 54-years-old, he dropped everything else in his life to go after his goal. The place was in all ways a solid representation of him, and the banjo and coffee cup are in all ways a representation of the store. The verse is a reminder that I am not in control of everything, a lesson I learned from losing 4 family members in 5 years. Something higher and stronger and better than me is in control, and I need not worry.