A few months ago, I was in a really rough spot.
I was a bit tired, feeling like my health was going to deteriorate soon.
I decided to have a tattoo in honor of my dad who passed away and I was going through a divorce.
I wanted something with a little more meaning and symbolism.
That’s when I started to look up designs on Instagram and Pinterest.
I thought I had found something pretty cool that would be really beautiful.
But when I finally looked at the tattoo, I found out it was a little too much.
I felt like I was being ripped off and it felt like the whole thing was just a bunch of weirdness.
The design was just kind of a weird mess and I felt as if I was trying to pick up some old pieces of myself.
So I decided not to go ahead with the tattoo.
“It was like a weird, weird mess,” she told Mic.
“But it felt good.”
She decided to do her own design instead and she’s now on Instagram with more than a dozen designs.
She said she has received so many requests for her designs, she’s been getting requests for a dozen or more.
“People just really like the fact that I’m just being honest with myself,” she said.
I’ve been asked if it’s weird that I was so open with my dad.
“I just don’t know,” she explained.
“If you’re open with your own pain and your own grief, I don’t want you to be ashamed.”
The tattoo has taken some time to come to fruition.
She says she was trying not to make the tattoo a permanent part of her body because she’s always had to deal with that.
“It was just, like, I can’t do this anymore,” she admitted.
When did you get the tattoo?
“I actually got it the day before I was supposed to get it done,” she laughed.
“That’s when the day I did my tattoo, the day my dad passed away, it just happened.”