This is my cherry blossom branch tattoo that I got today. Over the summer I became very ill out of nowhere and have mostly been unable to leave the house for 3 months now apart from to do small things. The pain from getting the tattoo took my mind off other pain I feel. There have been times when I have thought I will never get better, and that could still be a possibility due to the nature of what is wrong with me. The cherry blossom symbolises the fragility of life, and if/when I get better,
This is my first tattoo, done in early 2009. It’s a play on words, that I literally wear my heart on my sleeve. You can’t really see them anymore (thankfully), but the tattoo is covering old self-injury scars. I designed the original, but my tattoo artist, Derek, created this for me based on my picture. I had a wonderful experience. Done at 5-7-0 Tattoo in Wilkes-Barre, PA.