3 years in the making. The words “this is me at my darkest” are on the ribbon. I love sharks and all but the significance is at one point in my life when I was “at my darkest” I always kept a shred of hope, hence the sunlight breaking through the piece. The top half is based off the phrase, “my destiny wasn’t written in the stars,” with the phoenix that stands for picking yourself up when you are down. (the phoenix always rises from its own ashes)
done by joshua bowers @ Iron Heart tattoo in Des Moines, Iowa.
Submitted by ghosttocoast