So...this happened. Been wanting one for a while and at age 44😜 - maybe it’s the double digit thing or the “44” thing - it’s bad numbers in Chinese (apparently means “dying and dead”) that prompted it. I’ve been thinking of getting one for a while and found someone whom I felt a connection to, a female tattoo artist @ceoraink - so here it is. 🍄
Call me a late bloomer, maybe it’s this “I’m going against the grain of asian/stereotypical path (sorry not sorry, dad, brother) by opening my own restaurants” thing but finally feeling comfortable in my own skin to be the slightly crazy person that I love being and not giving a damn (or learning to give less of a damn)...and this one is a special one. Mike helped me design it. The diamond reminds me to focus on the present, the right now but acknowledging the past of where I came from and all the stuff I went thru all the while looking into the future but not worrying about what you cannot control. The tree, a hawaiian Koa tree is a warrior, bold, brave, that needs to lay down gnarly roots and in the process show a canopy with lots of stories to tell.
Shit ain’t easy but that’s what makes it all worthwhile. Gotta enjoy the ride cuz it’s the stories that make you you.
She did a beautiful work, don’t you think? Still healing... What kind of a tattoo would you want to help remind you every day?
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