I got this a couple of weeks ago. It’s a quote from the song “vox populi” by thirty seconds to mars. They mean the world to me and that song is one of my favorite. The feeling when I hear the lyrics is beyond this world. It really means a lot to me, like if I could do anything I want.
i’ve long listed my favorite quote as one attributed to chicago architect daniel burnham: “make no little plans. they have no magic to stir men’s blood.” regardless of whether he said it or not, it has been a motto that has pushed me to make many decisions in my life. encouraging me to think and dream big and pursue the things that matter. sometimes i don’t always do that and it’s possible i haven’t done it for the last year of my life (ruts are hard!). so i thought a reminder was needed.
i wanted a tattoo when i was 18. i’m thankful that the first time i walked into a tattoo shop in toledo, the artist told me to think about my tattoo for a year before committing. not all artists are that nice. i didn’t ever get that tattoo i thought i wanted that day, but i never stopped thinking about getting something, somewhere. i’ve been thinking about the tattoo photographed above for the last three years and finally, my good friend kate said she would take me to a shop in L.A. when i visited. so, yesterday, 4 hours before i was set to be on a plane back here, i got these three little words tattooed on my left wrist.
a constant reminder to live life to its fullest. to embrace it. to love it. to plan big.
i love it.
This is my first tattoo I got just over a year ago. I have been pretty obsessed with trees my entire life and always knew I would want one on my back, it took a lot of convincing my parents but once I told them I was gonna get the tree shading over our entire backyard they were pretty down for it. Anyways I think I have the nicest tramp stamp in the world.