words by empires, writing by tom conrad, ink (and photo) by allie sider at code of conduct in chicago, il.
(i originally went to allie to do a larger, illustrated thigh piece based off of another empires song, but he was happy with doing this one too, and since i could afford it sooner, i went for it, and couldn’t have found a more accommodating and friendly dude to make my first tattoo a quick, relatively painless, and positive experience!
it’s a really simple piece, compared to ones i admire and ones i have planned, but there’s a lot more to it for me than a small bit of text - the handwriting’s something i’ve always associated with this band, and it’s a reminder of all the friends and good memories i have because of them.  the words are from one of my favorite songs, but they also cleanly and eloquently sum up for me a more universal philosophy i admire - to live in the present, and at the same time do all you can to make your future even better - and it’s a good reminder to try and live that more often.)

words by empires, writing by tom conrad, ink (and photo) by allie sider at code of conduct in chicago, il.

(i originally went to allie to do a larger, illustrated thigh piece based off of another empires song, but he was happy with doing this one too, and since i could afford it sooner, i went for it, and couldn’t have found a more accommodating and friendly dude to make my first tattoo a quick, relatively painless, and positive experience!

it’s a really simple piece, compared to ones i admire and ones i have planned, but there’s a lot more to it for me than a small bit of text - the handwriting’s something i’ve always associated with this band, and it’s a reminder of all the friends and good memories i have because of them.  the words are from one of my favorite songs, but they also cleanly and eloquently sum up for me a more universal philosophy i admire - to live in the present, and at the same time do all you can to make your future even better - and it’s a good reminder to try and live that more often.)