Taken as soon as we finished!
I got this tattoo as a form of closure for a dark period in my life that I am proud to have moved on from; the birdcage symbolises the 5 months in which I hated myself, self harmed and blamed everyone else for my problems, pushing all of my friends away. The hummingbird (being the only bird that can fly backwards) symbolises me and the fact that just because I can look back into the past at all of the shitty things that have happened to me and blame everyone else and hold grudges, doesn’t mean I should. The bird flying out of the cage is me leaving that part of my life far behind with the intention of never looking back. I regret it more than anything, but I now know how completely stupid I was and that I will never go back :-)
…also because I think hummingbirds are beautiful.
Done by Pinky Darling @ Cosmic Tattoo, Colchester UK.