My first tattoo. It hurt pretty bad but not too bad (: this tattoo stands for all the struggles in my life. Now until forever, I won't let anyone bring me down. "I refuse to sink" as the tat says. The answer to why I got this placed on my foot is the answer to this question, "what's the first thing that goes under water when you sink?" (: Done by Big Mike from studio 819 in Cookeville, TN. comment.