The first is a small peace sign on my left hip. Like I mentioned, I got this one when I was 18 because I finally could! I know it's cliche, but it obviously symbolizes harmony, unity, agreement, serenity, etc. within myself. It was almost my way of saying "peace out" to my years as a child and welcoming adulthood. Very cheesy, I know, but I thought I knew everything about the world back then. It is cute and will always remind me of how fun it was to be young and naive, and to say the least, impulsive.
My second tattoo is the name of a Bright Eyes song that really hits home for me. The song is titled "Easy.Lucky.Free." and these three words are tattooed on my upper right side. I know there are political references and pessimistic comments throughout the song (if you look at the lyrics), but I don't think that's what it was meant to be about. I took the song as a way of viewing death as a positive experience. It seems that Conor Oberst is making the point that there is nothing really quite easier, freer, luckier.. than death. It's almost like he is talking about an Apocalyptic approach to how the world will end and instead of fearing for the worst, everyone should celebrate. This all seems very far-fetched, but it's just my interpretation. Every time I think of this tattoo, I think of my positive outlook on life and death.
My last and most recent tattoo isn't as serious as the others. Please try to refrain from laughing at it in general because it's sort of a silly idea. In Northeastern Ohio there is a great bar and restaurant by the name of Melt. It's been featured on the Food Network and I originally heard of it while watching Man vs. Food. This bar specializes in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Crazy, yes, but they are so damn good! You have to eat there to even understand the amount of deliciousness packed into each sandwich. Anyway, the deal is if you get their logo tattooed on your body anywhere, you get to join their "Tattoo Family" and get a 25% discount. FOR LIFE! So yeah, I got a grilled cheese sandwich with crossbones tattooed on my right foot. Some, actually most, people may not think this is worth it at all. That this was a stupid mistake I have made. But I disagree. It's definitely paid itself off. Every time I look at my tattoo I think of all the fun times I've had at Melt.
And there you have it! I want more. If you have a tattoo, you know they're addicting :)
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