I used to believe that a tattoo you got had to have meaning. Maybe I still sort of believe that. Yet lately I’ve been wanting pieces that are just artistic. I see other people’s tattoos and think “wow, that is absolutely stunning” and want to get the same thing. Or I walk around and see things and experience things that I want to ink permanently to my skin. It’s funny how an opinion changes. The tattoos I have now all have such strong meaning to me. They’re pieces of the world that have shaped me and made me the person I am today. Places, lyrics, words… they all mean something. I’m not afraid to just get something beautiful anymore though. I want a piece of work that shows another person’s artistic ability, another person’s creative tendency to turn something I desire into their own signature. I’m an advocate for art and sometimes art is enough.