I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and I left the island at a young age when my parents divorced. So, I decided to get a Polynesian, Hawaiian tattoo that would reflect the culture that I will forever hold close to me. Each facet of my tattoo signifies something different: my mom, my dad, my independence, my faith, strength, and most of all, growth. Freehanded and completed by the brilliant Josh Elsas at Island TAT in Lemon Grove, CA.
This is my first tattoo that I got on July 8th, 2010. I absolutely love it. It’s simple, yet has a strong meaning. It was done by Fred Sharpe at Studio Maxx in St. Johns, NL.
“Look alive sunshine” on my wrist. To remind myself to keep my chin up when I’m on edge. Because this past year has been so unbelievably hard and difficult on myself, and those around me. But there are better things ahead than anything we leave in the past.
Done at Pachuco Tattoo in Midland, Texas.
Hold it Brown
Mandala from today @theblacklodge