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My First Tattoo:
My first tattoo was when I was 21 years old. I got a Chinese symbol for Good Memories. I got it 2 weeks after my mother passed away. I wanted to get something for her to remember all the good times we had together. I remember my girlfriend at the time didn't understand why I had to put something on my body to remember, and wondered why I had to do something like that in order to remember my mom. For me it was more to commemorate her by, rather than a constant reminder. My mother was an amazing woman, who passed when she was just 49 from a heart attack. This event influenced the next few years greatly and added to some of the worst years of my life.
I don't regret any of the tattoos I have, and yes I am one of those guys who has an EX's initials, and an Ex's name on my arm. Like all my tattoos, they tell a story of my life. Others have asked me if I am going to get them covered since I am not with either of them anymore. To be honest I really am not sure. For now I am going to keep them. My last girlfriend really wanted me to get the initials taken off, then I got her name and she finally stopped bothering me. HAHA. I never make fun of someone else's tattoo, no matter what it is. Whether they were drunk, stupid, young, who knows... Its still an expression of at time and a place in their lives. Now them regretting it is another story, haha.
Any not in photographs:
I don't have any "hidden" tattoos that you can't see if I am just in my underwear. There is one though that I got recently that isn't in any pictures. Just last week I covered a scar that I had on my arm. It was 6 cigarette burns the night leading up to me going to rehab. I covered it with the Thundercats logo. Part of my past is that I really had a rough time growing up, and I really don't remember much. Most of the memories I have aren't very good ones. Thundercats for some reason I remember, it brings back good memories of my childhood. When I think of that, it allows me to remember some memories, and most of the time they are now good ones.
A parting note from Joe:
All in all I am blessed for the life I live today, I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to share this small piece of me with you. May God bless you all! Never give up on your dreams!
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