For the first time in I don’t know how long, I am not experiencing the evil that is depression. I thought I would never be able to reach such a point, to have this overwhelming sense of clarity about myself and my life, to feel free. However, I defeated the low that has affected my body and soul for years. This tattoo is a celebration of this defeat and a reminder that if I ever experience such a low again, I have the ability to overcome it. It also acts as a message to anyone who reads it, that they can also defeat any low they are experiencing or will experience. It may be a long haul, but it’s worth it; this clarity, this serenity, this freedom is unbelievably worth it. The idea of this tattoo is derived from the song Defeat the Low by Balance and Composure.
Done by Sandy at Ed’s Heritage in Salem, NH.