IFBB PRO / Double Featured Member/Kilo Klub
Kilo Klub Member
- Oct 3, 2005
Alternatively, if you're deadset against getting tattoos, what is your reasoning?
This hits a soft spot for me Shelby so it helps me out when I can talk about this.
Left Shoulder : This was my first tattoo. It is a airplaine flying through clouds with a quote around it saying, "The purpose in life is a life with purpose".
On November 16, 2004, my older brother (by one year) was on the way to the hospital to see my "Papa" as he had a heart attack just moments earlier. On the way to the hospital, the left rear tire on my brother's vehicle came apart which resulted into him loosing control, flipping and eventually becoming airborne and striking a tree. He was announced "Dead on arrival" by FDOT. He was the one who set the bar for me and who I looked up to...and still do.
Right Shoulder Blade : This was my second tattoo. It is a portrait of an old man and a young kid fishing off of a cloud. The old man represents my "Papa" and the young kid is me. Below this are three words "Papa & Wewas". Wewas was a name my Papa used to call me since I was just baby. It was somethign I used to call Santa Claus so he just started calling me Wewas.
I mentioned that my older brother was on the way to see my Papa in the hositpal. Well, my Papa did not make it through the day or even a few moments after he left in the ambulance. So I lost both my Papa and older brother within 5 minutes of one another.
My Papa was my father growing up. He taught me everything a young man would need to know; how to bait my own hook, take a fish off the hook, work on things, build bird houses, took my hunting, taught me how to cook on the grill, play ball, how to hit a ball...everything!
Middle of Back : This is my third tattoo. It is two words " STAND STRONG". In September 2007, I was rushed to the ER due to having a pulse of 36 bpm. After being in the hospital for 3 weeks, loosing over 30 lbs, sleeping 4 hours a day due to running so many test, fasting for DAYS at a time and eventually leaving with a pacemaker..this caused me to become very depressed. I wouldnt eat, wouldnt talk and everyone was getting very worried about me; there were dies I didnt think I would wake up for my sleep.
This turned around for the best when I met SHELBY. I took him on to help me get back on track. He guided me with my eating, training, and kept me motivated when I wanted to give up. I have built a friendship with him through all this and I thank the LORD above that I met SHELBY as HE DID SAVE MY LIFE!!
But "STAND STRONG" represents that if you want to see the green grass on the other side, you have to stand strong when you feel like giving up and this represents the pain, agoney and stress I put myself though.
Left Shoulder Blade: This was my fourth and FINAL tattoo. This is an outline of two doves I drew up myself. Why two doves? Its may seem a bit "off" but it is a good point. When my brother and Papa both died, we have doves on both of their caskets and also engrave on their head stones. Everything time I would look around the yard or wherever I was, there always seems to be two doves. This is when a part me came to relize that they just werent two dove...this was my brother and my Papa.
Hope I didnt bore you all. But as I sit here in whiping the tears from my face, I feel as if I may not be the only once who has meaning ink on their body.
Thank you for this, Shelby!
I have one. I wish I wouldn't have gotten it because one small tattoo looks silly (I think). Mine is chinese for strength.
Now that I have it, I want more. I'm getting the Darwin fish, the flying spaghetti monster, the anarchy A, the molecular structure for testosterone, and possibly others. Most of mine will be symbols of who I am. If you see me shirtless at the beach, I want you to know what kind of person you'll be talking to if you decide to strike up a conversation.
I have my daughters name and D.O.B written on my left shoulder..
I want to put a portrate of my son next to her name...Im working on that.
I auditioned for LA Ink and got an interview to have Kat do a portrate of him on my shoulder.. Hes one year old...shes 4
Anyways.. Your kids are your blood ....and I love them more than anything.. Im very proud to sport the name Alexis, my daughters name on me for the rest of my life.. Got the tat done during my prep for the 06 NPC LA and USA.. it was a good luck charm.