This is my first tattoo, and probably my last. It says “Non Carbarundum Illegitimi”, which means “Don’t let the bastards get you down”. Its a mock latin phrase that gained popularity just after WWII. I got it because my grandfather used to say this to my mom, and my mom to me. My grandfather passed away 2 days into the new year, and this is a tribute to him. It’s also written in my mom’s handwriting, and located on my left side, close to my heart forever. It was done by Danny Derrick at San Luis Tattoo Co.