Welcome to the official reveal of the newest ink I've added to my growing collection.
I have always been drawn to roses
(my first internet nickname and blog was under the name black rose - don't look it up...)
To me, roses symbolise a sense of strength and naturally, beauty.
They're a physical symbolisation that sometimes you have to deal with the bad (thorns) to enjoy the good (the bloom).
This tattoo came after a tumultuous year where the limits of my strength was pushed and tested.
It now serves as a permanent reminder that no matter what there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all."
-Disney from 'Mulan'
A big thank you to Reaper at Hands of Grace Tattoo Studio.
Photos taken by Thomas Aslanian.