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My first, done by Apollo at A Stroke of Genius Tattoo, Boca Raton, FL.
The last line of my favorite book, Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, the only book to ever make my cry (which is saying a lot, as I’m a lit major and a writer).
Long story short, and why it’s so meaningful: the last year of my life has been the hardest, I was literally suicidal and done with everything, diagnosed with trauma, the whole deal. I had read the book years ago, and it just resonated with me so hard even back then. Last December, right when the most traumatic part of my year happened, right at my lowest point, I rebought a copy (I had lent it out/lost it). I have a bad habit of reading the last line of every book, and even though I had read EiI, I flipped to the last page:
"Do you understand me? I will walk without noise, and I will open the door in darkness, and i will"
And I’ve never felt more peace (or cried so hard) in my entire life. Such a sad ending, but for me, it can go either way: and I will let my demons torment me, or and I will prevail. It’s my reminder to keep going.

My first, done by Apollo at A Stroke of Genius Tattoo, Boca Raton, FL.

The last line of my favorite book, Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, the only book to ever make my cry (which is saying a lot, as I’m a lit major and a writer).

Long story short, and why it’s so meaningful: the last year of my life has been the hardest, I was literally suicidal and done with everything, diagnosed with trauma, the whole deal. I had read the book years ago, and it just resonated with me so hard even back then. Last December, right when the most traumatic part of my year happened, right at my lowest point, I rebought a copy (I had lent it out/lost it). I have a bad habit of reading the last line of every book, and even though I had read EiI, I flipped to the last page:

"Do you understand me? I will walk without noise, and I will open the door in darkness, and i will"

And I’ve never felt more peace (or cried so hard) in my entire life. Such a sad ending, but for me, it can go either way: and I will let my demons torment me, or and I will prevail. It’s my reminder to keep going.

Sailboat done by Joey Martin who tattoos out of Rocksteady Tattoo in Hampton, VA USA

Sailboat done by Joey Martin who tattoos out of Rocksteady Tattoo in Hampton, VA USA

Mech Phoenix by Hilary Dawson at Electro-LadyLux Tattoo, Vancouver, BC.

Mech Phoenix by Hilary Dawson at Electro-LadyLux Tattoo, Vancouver, BC.

My Original Triforce Arrow Tattoo.
Done by Jess at Ink Junkies Tattoo, Arvada, Colorado.

My Original Triforce Arrow Tattoo.

Done by Jess at Ink Junkies Tattoo, Arvada, Colorado.

Second tattoo.
Sunflower.
July, 2013

Second tattoo.

Sunflower.

July, 2013

Colored & Finished shin!
Done by Travis Antoni at Black Lantern Tattoo
Phoenix, Arizona

Colored & Finished shin!

Done by Travis Antoni at Black Lantern Tattoo

Phoenix, Arizona

"Come Hell or High Water" done by Josh Fallon. Big Top Tattoo. Utica, MI

"Come Hell or High Water" done by Josh Fallon. Big Top Tattoo. Utica, MI

Peacock feather. Done in San Bruno, CA.

Peacock feather. Done in San Bruno, CA.

tattooworkers:

Tattoo by Emily Rose Murray @emily_rose_murray

tattooworkers:

Tattoo by Emily Rose Murray @emily_rose_murray