This is my second tattoo; a swallow. I got this on February 18th, 2012. Although this is my second tattoo, it is my first colored tattoo.
This tattoo means a lot to me. When I was in high school, a lot of things were going wrong for me. I was in an abusive relationship and became depressed. My best friend backstabbed me when I trusted her. My parents’ marriage was falling apart, and I just felt hopeless. I felt as if life wasn’t for me anymore. I wanted to give up.
Long story short, I persevered and took whatever came my way. I left the abusive relationship three months after it started. I lost friends I thought were going to be with me for a very long time. My parents are working on their marriage. I got into my top college. I fell in love with someone who loves me as much as I do and we are still together to this day. I’m in a much better place, and my tattoo reminds me that no one can ever take away my light.