One of my favorite quotes Ever by Maya Angelou. “People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” Tattoo Artist: George Graham of Wicked Ink Tattoos in Dalton, GA
I decided to have Once upon a time and Happily ever after tattooed on my feet because recently I have lost 120lbs and have done a complete over haul on my life. I had always had a connection to the old fairy tales since I was a kids, like most I would say. My grandmother, who is my role model and basically my mother, always watched the Disney movies with me or she would read them to me.
So when I thought of what tattoo I would want more than any and had a meaning. What else could you want? I have a new found belief in life, you have to work for your own happily ever after and each step you take leads you closer to it with every new Once upon a time we start.
"Real isn’t how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"
"It doesn’t happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand."
One day I got a tattoo about words and time and love. I think I will love it even when I am 63 and a half.
|—||Richard Brautigan, An Unfortunate Woman (via stateomaine)|