What: scroll with writing and cherry blossoms
Where: on the outside of my right ankle
By: Lauren at Yakuza Tattoo
Why: She needed to practice free handing her cherry blossoms. My Grumpa had just died and only at his funeral did I find out what an amazing man he was.
He served in both Korea and Veitnam. After being honerably discharged after a helicopter accident, he joined the Red Cross and rescued children from Cambodia. Amazing.
I got “hero” because I didn’t want people saying “ohhhhh, who’s Tom *wink wink*” (His name was Tom)
I think it suits him.
My Mum was cranky at me once about my tattoos and she told me he would have hated it. That hurt – a lot. But it’s my way to pay tribute to him and that’s what counts.