This was taken when the tattoo was still healing, so ignore the pealing and such.
The elephant on my right thigh is inspired by a painting done by an artist out of Jaipur, India. The reason behind my ink is that I’ve had five generations of family based in India. It’s sort of a rite of passage within my family that you grow up and spend some time in India, and I can’t wait for my time to come. I’ve always really loved elephants and what they represent, so naturally, I wanted an Indian elephant tattooed. When I first went to India when I was 14, my Dad bought one of the paintings done by this artist and so this style reminds me of that trip. I learned a lot about my family, my Dad and myself in our time away and I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything. This elephant gets to remind me every day of where my family have come from, even though I have no actual Indian blood in me. It also gets to remind me that I can choose where I want to spend my life and it isn’t so much about remaining stationary, but is rather about following what you find intriguing.
Done by Dizzle, at Tattoo Assylum (yes, ASSylum) in Sydney, Australia.