(top - right after it was done, bottom - fully healed)
“Patina is a pretty word and a beautiful concept”
- Frank Chimero
“Figuratively, patina can refer to any fading, darkening or other signs of age, which are felt to be natural or unavoidable (or both)”
- off Wikepedia
”Patina is everything that happens to an object over the course of time. The nick in the leg of a table, a scratch on a table top, the loss of moisture in the paint, the crackling of a finish or a glaze in ceramics, the gentle wear patterns on the edge of a plate. All these things add up to create a softer look, subtle color changes, a character. Patina is built from all the effects, natural and man-made, that create a true antique.”
- Israel Sack
i got my tattoo as a 21st birthday present to myself, i feel like i’m finally at a point in my life where i’m pretty comfortable with who i am, and a big part of that is my scars. i used to hide them at all costs, and was terrified of people seeing them and judging me. now i just see them as an unavoidable part of who i am, and every mark on my body is a permanent reminder of the events that have shaped the person i am today.