So I found a wonderful person and tattoo artist earlier last year, @brittanymccartytattoo. We sat and talked and she came up with just the perfect design, incorporating everything I wanted into it! I've been waiting to post so that it was fully healed and included alot of pictures not only to show off this amazing artist's work, but because when I'm hunting for an artist, these are the types of posts I look for. I have not had any touch-ups done since the the tattoo, and the lines healed beautifully. Thank you again Brittany! If anyone is interested, head to @inkanddaggertattoo to look into a consult! 📸:@timothycdykes
°°°The tattoo on my arm is an Alstroemeria flower. It means to keep your friends close and show them how much you cherish them°°° There's a statistic that says for every life that is ended through suicide, 6 people are traumatised.
I am one of those people.
In 2017 there were 6,213 suicides in the UK and Ireland, that means that 37,278 people were left traumatised. 37,278 people had their lives forever changed.
More research shows that once someone is bereaved by suicide they themselves are 65% more likely to attempt suicide themselves.
These are scary numbers that can not be ignored.
But to those, who like me have lost someone to suicide, we are more than just a statistic. The person we lost to suicide is more than just a statistic.
We are people and they were our loved ones.
And it's time things changed.
So many people shy away from speaking about suicide, and I understand why, but we must.
I'm going to do just that. I'm going to speak about suicide and suicide bereavement. I'm going to speak about the truth that is life after losing someone to suicide. I'm going to speak about the grief, the confusion and the guilt.
And I'm going to speak about J.G because he wasn't just a statistic, he is not just his death, he was a person and he lived.
After many attempts to cover/rid this mark, Mitchell's final option was body art.
By far amongst the fulfilling moments of my job, now she wears her clothes with confidence...thank you Mitchell #tattoo#coveruptattoo#floraltattoo