My first tattoo: from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It says “All my life I’ve been scared of men standing over me.” This is my favorite book and it really taught me how to look at the world differently. I picked this quote and image specifically because it comes right out of the book the character Max Vandenburg illustrates and writes. It’s relevant for numerous reasons, and it’s an homage to not only my struggles in life but also to a character’s who had to hide away from the world he loved and had almost of the fight taken out of him.
This is a quote from one of Emily Dickinson’s many letters. I am really interested in self discovery. I don’t know if one can ever truly know who they are. I am always learning something new about myself.
Tattoo was done by Jeremiah at Grin and Barrett in Omaha, NE.