“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.”
This is my first tattoo, and probably my last. It says “Non Carbarundum Illegitimi”, which means “Don’t let the bastards get you down”. Its a mock latin phrase that gained popularity just after WWII. I got it because my grandfather used to say this to my mom, and my mom to me. My grandfather passed away 2 days into the new year, and this is a tribute to him. It’s also written in my mom’s handwriting, and located on my left side, close to my heart forever. It was done by Danny Derrick at San Luis Tattoo Co.
I love this idea for a tattoo
This is my 6th tattoo. I got it in memory of my 4 great grandmothers. I grew up with all 4 of them and they all died within a year of each other (when i was 22).
The sparrows always return to the same location when the migrate. In addition, once they find a mate they always keep them. As a maritime/sailing tradition it symbolizes that no matter how far a sailor travels, they will return home and be faithful.
This tattoo is by Wes Schulz at DreamsCollide in Lancaster, PA
A few days after I got it done. (ejfg.tumblr.com)