I had cancer on 2009 so I decided to celebrate my victory doing this! I always wanted a tattoo after my treatment and the concept of it, has been in my mind since a long time.
The dead trees represent New York because I received my treatment in that city and it was winter when all this started. The clock represents the distortion of time while I was living there the whole year, I took it from my dear Salvador Dalí’s paint “The persistence of memory”, this experience was so surreal to me so this detail was perfect! The cage represents the cancer (Hodgkin lymphoma) and, finally… the sparrow, flying free from the cage, from the nightmare, represents me. This bird was ideal to me, it means a lot of beautiful things.
In December I’ll add the final touch: a heartagram hanging from the peak of the sparrow, this will represent the man I love, and whom I met on 2009.
I have this tattoo on my back, the session took 6 hours and a half. To be honest, it didn’t hurt at all (I thought it was gonna be worst!). I’m very happy with the final result.
Aries - Selfish Prick
Taurus - Stubborn Asshole
Gemini - Annoying Attention-Whore
Cancer - Moody Jerk
Leo - Egotistical Douchebag
Virgo - Neurotic Bitch
Libra - Flaky Derelict
Scorpio - Obsessive Twat
Sagittarius - Awkward Fucktard
Capricorn -Greedy Emo
Aquarius - Perverted Psychopath
Pisces - Whiny Bimbo
This is my first tattoo and not the last. When I was in middle school my parents got divorced and I developed a love for The Beatles. Listening to them helped me deal with all my stress and gave me a better out look on life. I chose the quote “nothing’s gonna change my world” from the song Across The Universe because no matter what happens to me through out my life nothing will change my goals for the future and where I want to go and nothing will get in the way of my happiness and attitude for life.
Done by Peter Coinin Jr. at Beauty Mark Tattoo in Waterbury, Connecticut
Start of my sleeve!
Done by: Jake Stockstell. SLO, CA.
To remind me that no matter what happens, whatever decisions I make, wherever I end up and however I feel, there will always be a place I can call home. It doesn’t matter where I am and it doesn’t matter the situation. There will always be someone or some where I can turn to for comfort and somewhere to call home. Feeling lost isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
This song also means a lot to me and I love how when people see my tattoo they just can’t help but sing it :’)
done in Hertfordshire at C-16.