So, this is my foot. It’s taken from an artwork by Julianna Swaney (used with permission) and done by Chris at Innervision Tattoo in Toowoomba. To me, it means that I can only expect reward through hard work and perseverance. I could not be any happier with how it turned out, it needs a few little extra touches once it has healed up though.
A tribute to Elliott Smith and myself. This is the mural from LA that was featured on his “Figure 8” album. This album truly helped me get through the worst of times, and is a reminder that people deal with pain in different ways - I was able to overcome it. This mural became somewhat of a memorial for Elliott until it was vandalized by some damn hooligans and repainted.
So far I’ve been coming up short with a way to explain my tattoo that doesn’t require too long of a conversation. Mostly because it has a few different meanings. Maybe I’m saying that my wonderfully, minuscule life is one to be quoted, looked back on, and learned from as is everyone’s. Maybe I just couldn’t choose a favourite quote and didn’t wanna be stuck with one my entire life because hey- beliefs, feelings, and insights change. Maybe it’s there so I can choose a quote that applies to my life at the time and imagine it’s there whenever I need it to be. Maybe it’s a little all of the above. Or maybe I just wanted something unique and cool that I could look back on when I’m old and falling apart and say “remember when I was 18 and my life was awesome?”