OK, so my tattoo. About six years ago, our group of friends did a Christmas gift exchange...I think it was supposed to be a secret santa exchange. Well, I drew TJ's name and I totally blew the secret and let him know I had him, but that I'd like to get him exactly what he wanted for Christmas. So TJ came over one night after school and took me to a website where he picked out a belt buckle. It was pretty sweet, so I ordered it for him. From then on, TJ wore that belt buckle almost daily. Throughout college, we'd always crack jokes about it, we even took a picture with it.
That buckle is one thing that will always remind me of TJ and make me smile. I know it is little, but it means a lot to me because I know how much he loved it. So I know that TJ's favorite flower is a carnation, but for me, I always think of a rose when I think of TJ. That is how I decided what I was going to get for my tattoo.
I already had a tattoo I got a few years back with my sister and I truly could not think of any other place on my body for a new tattoo, so I added on to it. The cross I had with the original tattoo had a little "L" inside of it for my childhood best friend Lindsey, who passed away when we were in high school.
I kind of came up with the design, but I'm no artist. Once I saw what the tattoo artist drew up, I was very happy with the look.
|It actually didn't hurt too bad, and it was well worth it.|
|Halfway through...outline only|
|Filling it all in|
I miss you TJ, thank you for all of the good times. You are so loved <3