This is my BEAUTIFUL best friend, Page! She is just the best person you’ll ever meet. I’d be lost without her. :)
I have three tattoos on my back currently. The first one says: “We were borne to bloom above.” It holds so much significance to me. My mother passed away when I was seventeen. Shortly afterwards, I received a letter from her best friend with these exact words that she had seen on a child’s grave. It is a living remnant of my mother and helped me cope.
The second is a koi fish in living memory of my dear grandmother, my mother’s mom, who loved the color blue and the deep blue sea. I also absolutely adore Asian culture. This was my first large tattoo and I have not regretted it.
The third tattoo is the album art from Brand New’s second album “Deja Entendu,”: My favorite band. I love this cosmonaut image because it greatly describes my life. The concept of surviving in space is such an incredible concept to me and I’ve always been fascinated with it. Furthermore, the astronaut represents my current mental state. Having to rely on psychiatric medications for most of my life, I am somewhat like the astronaut: hooked into the machine but still able to experience life without running out of oxygen.