For me, getting inked was part of taking back my body.
I have five - one on each forearm, covering my track scars (from too many needles...). One on my wrist, covering a scar from a suicide attempt, and two on my back, covering some of the worst scars from the physical abuse. I put a lot of thought into the designs, and every tattoo has a strong symbolic link to the specific scar it covers. I love every one of them and if I had my life over, I would get exactly the same tattoos in the same places again
I guess what I'm trying to say
Is whose life is it anyway because livin'
Living is the best revenge
You can play
-- Def LeppardMy Story
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