Last Friday had to have been one of the worst days of my life. And I don't mean worse as in bad, really, but more like, I was so fucking nervous and ready to back out of what was going to be the most important decision of my life. Following my decision through, going around and around like a race car on on a circuit, I didn't want to back out by all means. First I had to prove to myself that I was able to do it. Secondly, I had to be able to withstand the pain. And last, I had to remember the most important rule of all: "Think. It's permanent!" I suppose I think it's my worst because I'm nervous as hell. My anxiety is kicking in and I'm having trouble breathing. It also doesn't help that I'm puffing away cigarette after cigarette after cigarette outside in the bright sun, standing on the side of the road.
Fells Point is a popular place in Baltimore City. In fact, it's one of my most favorite places to visit. It's home to many shops and stores that I frequent whenever I get the time to come down here. But today, I had a totally different goal in mind. This was a very different day. Dispite the familar weather and happiness abound, I was still debating over my decision.
My answer finally came to me in a clear voice: "You only live once, Ki."
So do I have any regrets now that it's over? Hell no. I'm so happy I could shit bricks. Am I in pain? A little. The after effects and slight discomfort is normal. Just put lotion on it constantly to keep it nice and try not to lay on it. "It is, afterall, on your back."
So ladies and gents, I present, my $260 belated birthday present to myself:
It's called The Halo of the Sun. Silent Hill freaks will known this symbol from SH3. The outer circle represents charity, the inner circle represents resurrection, and the three smaller circles represent the past, present and future.
It's about 3" wide, just slightly above my waist line, but not directly in the middle of my back. That is German, it reads: "You are never alone." The reason why I had to change the runes from the original symbol is because they were too detailed to ink and would cost me a lot more to resize. So I opted for German, and to me it means that I still have friends and family in this world and the next so I am never alone.
The end. Thanks for reading/viewing. :D
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