This is a quote from Ron Weasley in a letter to Harry Potter in Chamber of Secrets. JK Rowling also said it in an interview in 2000 as her parting advice for her readers. I have been an unspeakably massive Harry Potter fan for twelve years now, and I have grown up with Harry.
I have struggled with an eating disorder, depression, and cutting for a long time. As I have worked towards recovery the past few months, this quote has really come to symbolize for me the mentality of not being dragged down by the world. Instead it’s my little reminder to find the magic inside of myself and be happy.
I got my tattoo on the inside of my right calf, near the scars which cover the fronts and sides of both of my calves. I’m working toward the courage to go out in shorts or a skirt and not hide my scars under tights and pants in the hot summer weather. I feel like my tattoo tells my story and gives me bravery to ignore the Muggles and accept myself.
Done at Village Star Inc on Bleecker Street in New York City.