I got this done today (ignore my toes they were covered in ink, my bad)
I’ve already had shit from my extended family, but now I don’t actually give a flying fuck, because they will never know how much this tattoo means to me, seeing as they mostly caused the problems.
For 5 years of my life, they’ve had no idea of the changes I’ve been through. I’ve been through some stuff mentally, and physically, that have left me emotionally scarred. I had a lot of people die around me, ones that were close, and the ones who understood. I’ve had the worst anxiety for years because I’ve been bullied my whole life, and it all started to get very real when I turned 13.
But then I found ATL and everything started to get a little better; with my parents, my family, and I found the most amazing friends through gigs, and with the new found confidence I made a lot more friends at school. And when I nearly died last year from health issues, I went to see them live and I’ve never felt so at home.
Then we met Alex and Jack outside of BBCR1 and Alex wrote this out for me. I was 18 on Saturday and I’ve never felt happier with the decision to get it done. So despite my anxiety, I got it done.
I’m not gonna lie, it hurt like fuck, but I swear to God I will never regret this. If this is in some way a thank you to the people that saved my life countless times, I’m proud to have it.