This is the tattoo I got for my mom. She passed away May 5, 2011. My mom and I would always find little tea shops and shared a love for tea. Everyday since I was a little girl she would tell me “I love you Ginny,” and I would reply “how much?” She would always respond with a smile and say “I’ll love you to the moon and beyond.”
photo taken by Jonathan Vazquez photographer
This is my first tattoo, and it will probably be my most personal. The lyrics are, for one, by my favorite band, Hundredth. I got it in memory of my dad. He isn’t dead, but he might as well be to me. When i was younger, he was my hero, and i was his little girl. i did absolutely everything with him. He is the whole reason i have such intense passion for music and art, but he is also the reason for a lot of negatives. i spent most of my childhood with him. He and my mom divorced when i was around 4 years old. Even after that i loved him because I never really knew why they did or my why my whole family hated him. i didn’t know anything. But when i got older i found out. He would beat the hell out of my mom, getting her down on the floor and kicking her in the ribs laughing in her face. He treated my two older brothers like dirt just because they weren’t his. he emotionally scarred my mom, and she didn’t deserve it. he is re-married with two sons who don’t even know i exist and my step-mom hates me. For a long time i thought i was a burden to my mom and two brothers, because if it wasn’t for me, they wouldn’t have had to go through what they did.
Everything about me is from him, which i can’t change, but i can change how i live my life. i haven’t seen him in a little over 4 years and I’m nothing like him. I love my mom and two brothers more than anything in this world. My two brothers got me a tattoo for Christmas and i wanted this to be the one they were there for, because i did it for them, my mom, and myself.
It was done at Tattoo FX in Owensboro Ky by Jim, he did more than perfect, it is exactly what i wanted. <3
My tattoo is a quote from Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five. It is on Billy Pilgrim’s tombstone to reflect back on how he feels about life. The quote is both ironic and optimistic and that’s why I love it. I got it done on my 18th Birthday (12/30/11) at Virginia Beach Ink by Nikki. It’s the first of many more to come.