I got this tattoo as a reminder of a way of thinking I’ve learned to take more seriously the past couple months, for two reasons. I will try to make this a long story short.. Firstly, a very special person close to me told me that there were plans bigger than our relationship made prior to us meeting each other, and that she needed to take care of what she is being called to first. I understood and respect this, as I want what she wants. Thankfully this includes me, given she was sincere when she told me to be patient and wait for her to be able to make time for another priority. Naturally - and I’m sure there are people reading this who can relate - you can’t help but miss a person and the newfound feeling of contentment you had before things had to be postponed. I’ve had some bad days in this time period, and I concluded that it was me being both selfish and impatient.
Every tattoo I get means something personal to me, and I felt I needed this just to close the void I’d been climbing back into when loneliness settled in. The idea is a grandfather clock that is growing with time, hence the branches and whatnot. I’ve accepted that the wait is more worth it than I can possibly know now, and learning to love myself more and be content with loneliness is definitely a lesson not everyone is blessed with having to learn.
So now, when those thoughts settle in, I look at this tattoo and I’m instantly reminded of what I’m waiting for. I love the reassurance.
On a less emotional but still very personal note, this tattoo reminds me how well of a job I did with prioritizing my time and money well in the past year. All I’ve loved doing in life is playing music and touring in my hardcore band, and I can’t help but feel like an example to how much patience and devotion pays off. Let me put it this way; We’re going places faster than I’m comfortable with. And that challenge is such a blessing.
It was done by Braden Dean from New Breed Tattoo in Kokomo, Indiana. Braden is an amazing artist and definitely does a pristine job of making a personal connection with his clients.